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Lisa Yee: Queen of quirky humor

Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. With over 1.5 million books in print, her other novels for young people include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe and a series about a fourth grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes). [...]

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War vet and adult writer Scott Ely turns his talent to a first (dark) novel for teens

Scott Ely received his MFA from the University of Arkansas and now teaches writing at Winthrop University in South Carolina. He has published five novels and four collections of short stories. The Elephant Mountains (Orca Books) is his first novel for young adult readers. He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with his wife, the [...]

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Liam O’Donnell: Graphic novels and video games are part of literacy

Liam O’Donnell is the award-winning author of over 30 books and graphic novels for young readers, including the Max Finder Mystery and Graphic Guide Adventures. He has also written for the BBC. When he isn’t writing, Liam is probably playing video games. If it’s the middle of the week, then he is definitely being a [...]

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Margaret Willey

Award-winning author Margaret Willey grew up in southwestern Michigan, the eldest daughter in a family of eleven children. She believes that her writing career began with reading stories and poems aloud to her younger brothers and sisters. “Many years later, I am basically still doing this—sharing stories and poems with children.” All her work comes [...]

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Philip Roy

Philip Roy was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He studiedmusic and history before choosing a career in writing. Philip’s awardsand nominations include first prize in the Atlantic Writing Competition, the Silver Medal for Foreword’s Best Book of the Year, runner-up for the New England Book Festival Award, and the Green Book Award (San Francisco). He [...]

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Rebecca Kool

Rebecca Kool is passionate about travel, language and culture. She celebrated her fiftieth birthday by leaving her job, selling her home, and moving to Japan where she would meet her husband-to-be, Takeshi Fujibe. Six years later with an opportunity for another adventure, they relocated to Lake Chapala in Mexico where Rebecca settled into writing full time, publishing three travel articles [...]

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Hart Getzen

While there’s no shortage of videogames on the market today, there are very few original novels written specifically for the gamer audience. Aimed at this elusive audience of young male tween and teen readers – and anyone who is familiar with the dynamic and often combative world of online gaming – Echo’s Revenge is the [...]

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Bill Allen

If you total up all the things he claims to have done, Bill Allen cannot possibly be less than seven hundred years old. He is the best selling author of How to Slay a Dragon, Book One of the Journals of Myrth, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series by Bell Bridge Books. Book Two of that [...]

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Diane Tullson

Diane Tullson is the author of ten novels for young adults including five novels for reluctant teen readers. She has also written for magazines and recently completed an MFA with a focus on fiction for reluctant adolescent readers. She lives with her family near Vancouver, Canada. She won the BC Stellar book prize in 2008 [...]

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Hildi Kang

Hildi Kang is a former educator, a writer, and active traveler, having made trips by foot, bike, and llama. An early love of books and maps led to Hildi’s dream of the blue-domed mosques of Samarkand and the donkey market in Kashgar. In the 1990s, the Soviet-era barriers to travel fell, and Hildi with her [...]

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