Bookable Authors: All

Sandra van Doorn

French illustrator Sandra van Doorn’s picture books have received various accolades, including a Kate Greenaway Medal nomination. She lives in Australia and is the founder of small, independent press Red Paper Kite. View →

 
© 2010 Sarah Fishman

Ann Downer

Ann Downer was born in Virginia and spent part of her childhood in the Philippines and in Thailand. She is the author of five fantasy novels for young readers and three previous books about science, including the award-winning Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant… View →

 
Olivia Wolff

Randy DuBurke

Randy DuBurke has been a professional illustrator for over twenty years. He has done comic book art, animation, editorial illustration, book covers, and children’s books. He lives in Switzerland with his wife and two children. View →

 
Helen Tansey - Sundari Photography

Kathryn Durst

Kathryn Durst received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Animation in 2013, after an internship at Pixar Animation Studios for storyboarding in her third year. She loves working on children’s entertainment, publications, and media—especially children’s books and television… View →

 

Laura B. Edge

Laura B. Edge was born just north of Chicago in Waukegan, Illinois. She grew up in a big Italian-Irish family with lots of brothers and sisters. She loves to read, travel, dance, ride horses, and watch basketball games. Laura received her bachelor’s degree in education from the… View →

 
Jen Fariello

Jennifer Elvgren

Jennifer Elvgren, award-winning author of The Whispering Town and Josias, Hold the Book, is a former print journalist who finds her story ideas in real life. She lives in Albemarle County, Virginia. With her husband, three children Caspian the border collie, Copperfield the foxhound, and View →

 
Marshall W. Johnson

Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the national Young People’s Poet Laureate, an Astrid Lindgren Award nominee, and the Cuban-American author of verse novels, memoirs, and picture books. Awards include a Newbery Honor for The Surrender Tree, and a Charlotte Zolotow Award for Drum Dream Girl. View →

 

Fred Estes

Fred Estes taught science for nearly two decades in a school near his home in San Francisco. He’s written several articles about science teaching, including “Compost: The Rot Thing for Our Earth” and he is a peer reviewer for a National Science Teaching Association… View →

 

G. D. Falksen

G. D. Falksen is the author of several novels, including Doctor Cthulittle, The Transatlantic Conspiracy, The Ouroboros Cycle series, and Blood in the Skies. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Writers and Artists Across the Country. Read more at www.gdfalksen.com. View →

 

Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon is a writer of books, magazine articles, and essays on all sorts of subjects—art and failing artists, Southern California, science and technology, baseball and sports, music, food, American social and cultural history, childhood and fatherhood, and much more. He lives in… View →

 
Elizabeth Farish

Terry Farish

Terry Farish has been writing about refugees and immigrants for many years, informed by her early work for the Red Cross in Vietnam. She is also the author of Either the Beginning or the End of the World, and she lives in Kittery, Maine. View →

 

Mickaël El Fathi

Mickaël El Fathi is an acclaimed French-Moroccan children’s book illustrator. A former computer graphic designer and 3-D director, he now lives in France and helps children travel the world through his illustrations. View →

 

Rebecca Felix

Rebecca Felix lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she writes and edits children’s books. She has written books on many topics, and learning about new things is Rebecca’s favorite part of her job. View →

 

Marco Finnegan

Marco Finnegan is an educator by day and writes and draws comics by night. He lives in Temecula, California. View →

 

Jeff Fleischer

Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author, editor, and journalist. He is the author of A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World (Zest Books, 2021), Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections (Zest Books, 2020 and 2016), Rockin’ the Boat:… View →

 

Sue Fliess

Sue Fliess is the author of over forty children’s books including Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World, Goldilocks and the Three Engineers, Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket, Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies series and more. Her background is in copywriting, public relations, art,… View →

 

Julie Fortenberry

Julie Fortenberry is an abstract painter and a children’s book illustrator. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York, and lives in Philadelphia. View →

 
Lou Rouse

Emily Franklin

Emily Franklin is the author of more than a dozen young adult books. She lives with her husband, four kids, and an enormous dog outside of Boston, Massachusetts. View →

 

Jesse Freidin

Jesse Freidin is a fine-art dog photographer whose dog portraits are in private collections throughout the United States and have been exhibited in galleries from coast to coast. He’s based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. View →

 
Photo used with permission of Laurie Friedman.

Laurie Friedman

Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida. View →