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									HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits                            
FIRST NAME LAST NAME CITY                      PRICE      AUDIENCE       TITLES                                           DESCRIPTION/ NOTES
                                                                                                                          Writing Life - what it's like to be a writer & how to get
Elain Marie   Alphin        Madison, IN        $          K-12,teachers   A Bear for Miguel; Dinosaur Hunter              ideas & turn them into books, with techniques the
                                                                                                                          students can use in their own writing. Podium w/ mike.
                                                                                                                          Does readings and discusses the writing process.
Bethanne      Andersen      Boise, ID          travel     all ages        A Pocket of Seeds; Bluebird Summer
                                                                                                                          The World of the Trapp Family, Laura Ingalls Wilder
                                                          adults,         Pioneer Girl; The Little House Guidebook;
                                                                                                                          and the Little House Books, How an Author Works, or
William       Anderson      Lapeer, MI         Flexible   educators (no Laura's Album; A Little House Reader; River
                                                                                                                          What it is like to Write a Book?, Growing up in Other
                                                          pre K, or early Boy; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Prairie Girl
                                                                                                                          Times, Other Places
                                                                          Bat Jamboree; Bats Around the Clock;
                                                                                                                          Uses an overhead projector for a presentation.
Kathi         Appelt        College Station, TX $$        3rd and up      Incredible Me!; Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers;
                                                                          Down Cut Shin Creek
                                                                                                                          Interactive kid friendly workshop using a computer and
Katherine     Applegate     Chapel Hill, NC    $          K-6             Roscoe Riley Rules #1-3                         projector: "what does a children's writer do… and
                                                                                                                          could you really be one too?"
                                                                                                                          Gives an interactive presentation using a digital
                                                                                                                          projector and computer.
Caroline      Arnold        Los Angeles,CA     $          K-8             Phantom Stallion; Australian Animals
                                                                                                                          For more information, contact: 10353 Rossbury Place,
                                                                                                                          Los Angeles, CA 90064
                                                                          Field Trips; Following the Coast; Raccoons      Flexible! Workshops, Q&As, etc.
Jim           Arnosky       Ryegate,VT         $$         K-8
                                                                          and Ripe Corn; Parrotfish and Sunken Ships
                                                                                                                          For K-2: Story hour with buttermaking and drawing.
                                                          K-12,                                                           For 3-6: Making an idea into a book using original
                                                          Teachers,                                                       material from Manny's Cows. For 7-12: Do what you
Suzy          Becker        Bolton, MA         $$$                        Manny's Cows
                                                          Librarians,                                                     love discussion. AV Requirements: K-2: easel, pad,
                                                          Parents                                                         markers. 3-6: projector and screen for audiences of
                                                                                                                          more than 24 people. 7-12: projector and screen.
                                                                                                                          Prefers small groups in a library or classroom setting.
                                                                                                                          Author shows artwork from childhood, talks about her
                                                                                                                          books, discusses story telling [both visual and written]
Carin         Berger        New York, NY       Flexible   K-5             The Little Yellow Leaf, OK Go!                  and reads from her recent books, describes and
                                                                                                                          shows working process, including showing dummy
                                                                                                                          books and early drafts. Also available to do art
                                                                                                                          projects with the children.
                                                                                                                          Author talks about writing in general and her own
Penny         Blubaugh      Chicago, IL        $          YA-Adult        Serendipity Market
                                                                                                                          experiences. Q&A and reading.
                                                                                                                          Author can do presentations in English, Spanish, or
Monica        Brown         Flagstaff, AZ      $$         K-6             Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol
Eve           Bunting       Pasadena, CA                  Conf. Only                                                      Author only available for conferences
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                                                                                                                        Explores the creation of a book using puppets and
                            Hastings on
Alyssa Satin   Capucilli                       $$         K-3            Biscuit Series                                 storytelling. She provides her own AV equipment.
                            Hudson, NY
                                                                                                                        Discusses the creation of children's books using a
                                                                         Dear Annie; Harry and Willy and Carrothead;
Judith         Caseley      Glen Head,NY       $$         K-College                                                     slide projector, easel, and paper.
                                                                         On the Town; Bully; Sisters
                                                                                                                      Traces world adaptions of children's topics and
                                                                         Cobweb Christmas; The Egyptian Cinderella;
                                                                                                                      themes, for example Cinderella.
Shirley        Climo        Los Altos Hills, CA $         K-7            The Korean Cinderella; The Irish Cinderlad;
                                                                                                                      For more information, contact: 24821 Prospect Ave.,
                                                                         The Persian Cinderella
                                                                                                                      Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
                                                                                                                      Provides an interactive program using science,
                                                                         Science Experiments You Can Eat; I Face the illusion, and poetry.
Vicki          Cobb         White Plains, NY   $$         K-8
                                                                         Wind; I See Myself; I Get Wet                For more information, contact: 303 Pondside Dr.,
                                                                                                                      White Plains, NY 10607
                                                                                                                      "How Real Life Becomes Fiction," creates and revises
                                                                         Crazy Lady; Rasco and the Rats of NIMH; R-T,
Jane Leslie    Conly        Baltimore, MD      $          3rd-8th                                                     a story with the kids.
                                                                         Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH
Leslie         Connor       Madison, CT        $          4-5th grade    Waiting for Normal                             Author visits, residencies, writer’s workshops.
                                                                                                                        A slide show called "The Making of a Picture Book."
Sally          Cook         New York,NY        $          families       Good Night Pillow Fight                        She requires PowerPoint.

                                                                                                                        Reads, sketches, and discusses how a book is made.
                                                                         Magic Thinks Big; Dance!; Ice Cream; Bear
Elisha         Cooper       Chicago, IL        $          all ages                                                      For more information, contact: 2034 N. Mohawk,
                                                                                                                        Chicago, IL 60614
                                                                                                                    Art demonstration, slideshow, and games using
                                                                         The Blacker the Berry; Brown Honey in
                                                                                                                    PowerPoint, paper, an easel, markers and a
Floyd          Cooper       Gillette, NJ       $$         Pre K-HS       Broomwheat Tea; Meet Danitra Brown; I Have
                                                                         Heard of a Land; African Beginnings

                                                                                                                        Author talks about who he is, his process and work
                                                                                                                        history. Shows PowerPoint of workspace (cabin in the
Richard        Cowdry       Gambier, OH        $-$$       All ages       Bad Dog, Marley!; The Tarantula in My Purse    woods), paints, brushes, palate and progress of
                                                                                                                        illustration from start to finish. Concludes with current
                                                                                                                        work- specifically illustrations of Bad Dog, Marley!
                                                                         Each Orange Had 8 Slices; Rain; Truck;
                                                                         Harbor; Parade; Blue Sea; Night at the Fair;
                                                                         Sail Away; Bicycle Race; More Than One; This
                                                                                                                      Gives an overview of his personal journey in art, using
                                                                         Is the Sunflower; School Bus; Flying; Ten
Donald         Crews        Germantown, NY     $$         all ages                                                    a kodak projector and microphone
                                                                         Black Dots; How Many Snails?; Shortcut;
                                                                         Bigmama's; Inside Freight Train; Tomorrow's
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                                                                         One Hot Summer Day; The Neighborhood
Nina          Crews        Brooklyn, NY        $-$$       all ages
                                                                         Mother Goose; Snowball; We the People
                                                                         The Crazy Horse Electric Game; Deadline;
                                                                                                                            Turning real life into fiction. How CC's work as a
                                                                         Whale Talk; Chinese Handcuffs; The Sledding
                                                          adults, hs,                                                       therapist helps keep his fiction true. When real life
Chris         Crutcher     Spokane, WA         $$$                       Hill; King of the Mild Frontier; Running Loose;
                                                          mid.schl.                                                         meets the censor - CC's take on censorship. Contact
                                                                         Stotan!; Athletic Shorts; Staying Fat for Sarah
                                                                                                                            Josette Kurey.
                                                                         Byrnes; Ironman
                                                                                                                            Pat Cumbie will do sessions/workshops on the
                                                                                                                            following topics: Basic writing workshop with
                                                                                                                            participatory exercises (can be tailored); Journey from
Patricia      Cumbie        Minneapolis, MN     $          MS, HS, Adults Where People Like Us Live
                                                                                                                            writing to publishing; Becoming a writer or artist;
                                                                                                                            Writing about difficult or emotional topics/finding your

                                                           Jr. High-High   A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily               Being an author, playwright and actor, Ms. Dana can
Barbara       Dana          South Salem, NY     Flexible
                                                           School          Dickinson                                        enthusiastically offer several programs for schools,
                                                                                                                            libraries and women's groups.
Katie         Davis         Bedford Hills, NY   Flexible   K-6             The Curse of Addy McMahon              
                                                                                                                            The evolution of children's books from manuscript to
Catherine     Deeter        Templeton, CA       flexible   Any             Langston Hughes                                  conceptual development, design, and creation of
                                                                                                                            sketches and original paintings.
                                                                                                                            Presentation varies with audience, but is basically
                                                                                                                            about her books, writing process, and love of reading
                                                                           Weasel; Devil's Bridge; The Ghost and Mrs.
Cynthia       DeFelice      Geneva, NY          $$         K-6                                                              and writing
                                                                                                                            For more information, contact: 5283 North Kashong
                                                                                                                            Point, Geneva, NY 14456
                                                                           Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't Let the
                                                                           Bedbugs Bite!; Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet;
                                                                           Jingle Bells, Homework Smells; Pots and
                                                                           Pans; One Small Dog; Last One in Is a Rotten     Shows a slide show, using a projector, screen, remote
                                                            2nd-6th and    Egg!; No More Pencils, No More Books, No         and microphone
Diane         deGroat       Amherst, MA         $
                                                           adult           More Teacher's Dirty Looks!; Happy Birthday      For more information, contact: 134 Flat Hills Rd.,
                                                                           to You, You Belong in a Zoo; Mother, You're      Amherst, MA 01002
                                                                           the Best! (But Sister, You're a Pest!); Lola's
                                                                           Trick or Treat; Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new
                                                                           Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems; Two
Leo and                                                                                                                     Make rare library visits.
              Dillon        Brooklyn, NY        $          all ages        Little Trains; Where Have You Been?; 20,000
                                                                           Leagues Under the Sea; Sabriel
Michael       Dooling       Audubon, NJ         $$         all ages        The Gift of the Magi                             History Through Picture Books
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                                                                         Jack and Jill's Treehouse; Barefoot; Four
                                                                         Famished Foxes and Fosdyke; Clara
                                                                                                                        Details the relationship between author and illustrator
                                                                         Caterpillar; Roar!; The Worrywarts; Dear Tooth
Pamela                                                                                                                  using easel and paper. Will make appearances with
              Edwards       Vienna, VA         $$         1st-6th        Fairy; Rosie's Roses; The Mixed-Up Rooster;
Duncan                                                                                                                  illustrator, Henry Cole.
                                                                         Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight; The Neat Line;
                                                                         McGillycuddy Could!; Some Smug Slug; The
                                                                         Leprechaun's Gold; Livingstone Mouse
                                                                         Annie Between the States; Give Me Liberty;
                                                                         Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown,
Laura Malone Elliott        Great Falls,VA     $          all ages
                                                                         Hunter's Big Sister; Hunter's Best Friend at
                                                                         When Harriet Met Sojourner; Hold the Flag
Shane         Evans         Kansas City, MO    $$                                                                     Book through Yukie D. Heard at 816-298-6371
                                                                                                                      Tells stories, shows films, and gives creative writing
                                                                                                                      workshops. Please contact author through her
Terri         Farley        Verdi, NV          $                         Phantom Stallion series                      website:

                                                                                                                     K-3 create a book, 4-9 she does a reading with a
                                                                         A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears; Bark,
                                                                                                                     discussion and drawing.
Jules         Feiffer       New York, NY       $$$        K-9            George; The Man in the Ceiling; Meanwhile…;
                                                                                                                     For more information, contact: 325 West End Avenue
                                                                         I Lost My Bear
                                                                                                                     #12A, New York, NY 10023
                                                                                                                         Interactive; flexible, including writing process, author’s
Jody          Feldman       St. Louis, MO      $          K-8            The Gollywhopper Games
                                                                                                                         life, how to turn work into a game or puzzle, more.
                                                                                                                         The author is a past elementary school teacher; she
                                                                                                                         has 3 main different presentations depending on the
                                                                                                                         age level of the audience, but can tailor presentations
                                                                                                                         according to the needs of the group. Author likes to do
                            Monarch Beach,
Kathryn       Fitzmaurice                      Flexible   all ages       The Year the Swallows Came Early                a reader’s theater with groups of students so they are
                                                                                                                         as engaged as possible in the presentation. Most
                                                                                                                         presentations start with a brief background and the
                                                                                                                         writing process, a reader’s theater, and end with a
                                                                                                                         writing activity.
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                                                                                                                         Presentations range from readings, to teaching
                                                                                                                         several types of art and photography classes. Author's
                                                          all ages -                                                     favorite is teaching children to create, write, and
                                                          elementary                                                     illustrate their own books! This requires nothing more
Vivienne      Flesher       San Francisco, CA Flexible                    Alfred's Nose
                                                          school                                                         than a pencil and sheet of paper for each child. If the
                                                          preferred                                                      school/library has other art making supplies author is
                                                                                                                         comfortable using all mediums. Online portfolio
                                                                                                                         available at
                                                                                                                         Talk about writing about current topics & how
                                                                                                                         experiences in law have helped in writing bks. Q&A.
                                                                          Breaking Point; Beastly; Diva; Breathing
Alex          Flinn         Miami, FL          Flexible   7-12, adults                                                   Writing wrkshop w/ several excersises or book
                                                                          Underwater; Nothing to Lose; Fade to Black
                                                                                                                         discussion. 3 presentations per day. Can be mixed
                                                                                                                         and matched w/above.
                                                                                                                         Discusses process of creating a book, and gives a
                                                                          A Pig Is Big; Autumnblings; Winter Eyes;
Douglas       Florian       Jamaica, NY        $$         K-6                                                            drawing demonstration on the elements of poetry.
                                                                          Summersaults; Handsprings
Greg          Foley         New York, NY       Flexible   K-6             Willoughby & the Lion
                                                                          Box Turtle at Long Pond; In the Woods: Who's
                                                                          Been Here?; In the Snow: Who's Been Here?;
                                                                                                                        Gives a visual presentation about childhood through a
Lindsay                                                                   Around the Pond; Around the World: Who's
              George        White Mills, PA    $$         K-6                                                           drawing workshop or using a slide show.
Barrett                                                                   Been Here?; Pick, Pull, Snap!; The Secret; In
                                                                          the Garden: Who's Been Here?; Alfred Digs;
                                                                          Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse

                                                                                                                         Using examples from her own books, Lisa Graff
                                                                          The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower,    focuses on how authors get ideas, and how important
Lisa          Graff         Brooklyn, NY       $          3rd-7th grade
                                                                          The Thing About Georgie                        it is to rethink and revise until you get it just right.
                                                                                                                         Presentations will be tailored to audience/age group.

                                                                                                                       3 presentations in a day. How & why a book is written.
                                                                          T. Rex Trick-or-Treats; Daddy Will Be There; From initial idea to processof writing to acceptance by
Lois          Grambling     Binghamton, NY     $          K-12            Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail; T. Rex and the publisher; working w/ editor on revisions; showing
                                                                          Mother's Day Hug; My Mom Is a Firefighter;   proofs & reading bks. How to sell a manuscript. Class
                                                                                                                       participation & story writing.
HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits                          
                                                                         Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems; Talk
                                                                         About a Family; Sister; She Come Bringing Me
                                                                         That Little Baby Girl; Africa Dream; Mary
                                                                         McLeod Bethune; Rosa Parks; Childtimes;        ALL booked through Catherine Balkin at
Eloise        Greenfield   Washington, DC
                                                                         Under the Sunday Tree; For the Love of the
                                                                         Game; Honey, I Love; Water, Water; In the
                                                                         Land of Words; The Friendly Four; How They
                                                                         Got Over
                                                                                                                        "Junkyard Wars" discusses what a TV show can teach
                                                                         Sugaring; Runaway Radish; Unbroken;
                                                                                                                        about writing or poetry. Also speaks about horses and
                                                          K-8, 3rd-6th   Appaloosa Zebra; Jigsaw Pony; Scamper and
Jessie        Haas         Putney, VT          $$                                                                       world history.
                                                          preferred      the Horse Show; Shaper; Birthday Pony;
                                                                                                                        For more information, contact: 367 Lettier Rd., Putney,
                                                                                                                        VT 05346
                                                                         Wait Till Helen Comes; The Doll in the Garden; Discusses how she became a writer.
Mary Downing Hahn          Columbia, MD        $$         4th-6th        Time for Andrew; The Dead Man in Indian        For more information, contact: 6525 Smokehouse
                                                                         Creek; December Stillness                      Court, Columbia, MD 21045
                                                                                                                        Reading from books, using projected art from books
                                                                                                                        and other projects to talk about living the creative life,
                                                                                                                        honoring your ideas and making them manifest.
Peter         Hannan       Glendale, CA        flexible   adults OK, but Super Goofballs, Books 1-5
                                                                                                                        Audience participation in reading, art, and music.
                                                          please, mostly
                                                                                                                        Drawing/writing/reading/singing to create group project
                                                                                                                        in workshop.
                                                                                                                        Contact agent Ann Paulson: 4004 Old Field Trail,
                                                          ages 9 - 12,
Katherine     Hannigan     Fayette, Iowa                                 Ida B.                                         Kalamazoo, MI 49008 - 3339. 269.375.8877.
                                                                                                                            Discussions and workshops on the writing process.
                             West Columbia,
Joyce          Hansen                            $$         MS, HS, Adults Which Way Freedom?                               For more information, contact: P.O. Box 3462, West
                                                                                                                            Columbia, SC 29171
                                                            Ages 10-14,
                                                                                                                            Janice Hardy discusses her book, The Shifter, plus
                                                            readers of MG
Janice         Hardy         Cumming, GA                                   The Shifter                                      the writing and publishing process. Encourages
                                                            or YA, writers
                                                                                                                            questions. Also open to conducting writing workshops.
                                                            of MG/YA.
                                                                                                                            Presentation of how she makes historical picture
                                                                                                                            books. Optional slide projector.
Cheryl         Harness       Independence, MO $$            K-6             Remember the Ladies; Just for You to Know
                                                                                                                            For more information, contact: 2000 N. Fairview Dr.,
                                                                                                                            Independence, MO 64058
                                                                                                                            Discussion of Woolbur including Powerpoint slide
Lee            Harper        Doylestown, PA      $          K-6             Woolbur
                                                                                                                            presentation documenting the illustrations. Q&A
HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits                            
                                                                          Far North; Ghost Canoe; The Maze; Jason's
                                                                          Gold; Wild Man Island; Jackie's Wild Seattle; Contact Jean Hobbs at or visit
Will          Hobbs         Durango, CO        $$
                                                                          Down the Yukon; Leaving Protection; Howling website
                                                                          Hill; Go Big or Go Home; Crossing the Wire
                                                                                                                          Author available for school visits, library visits,
Fran          Hodgkins      Rockport, ME       Flexible                   How People Learned to Fly
                                                                                                                          Discusses the writing process and how she became
                                                                          Boston Jane: An Adventure; The Creek; Our
Jennifer L.   Holm          Hunt Valley, MD    $$         3rd-9th                                                         an author.
                                                                          Only May Amelia

                                                                                                                          For K-3 gives an engaging, humorous presentation
                                                                          Michelle, First Family (2010), Saving           called "What Makes a Writer?" For 3-6, the program
Deborah       Hopkinson     West Linn, OR      $$         K-6
                                                                          Strawberry Farm                                 focuses on "History Must Be Seen." Also does writing
                                                                                                                          workshops on "Writing to People of the Past."

                                                                          The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein; Anne
                                                                          Frank; Baseball Fever; Class Clown; Busybody
                                                          K-6, public     Nora; Birthday Surprises; Class President;      Discusses where ideas come from and how an author
                                                          libraries,      Russell Sprouts; Rip-Roaring Russell; New       works. Needs a microphone.
Johanna       Hurwitz       Great Neck, NY     $$
                                                          professional    Shoes for Silvia; Russell and Elisa; Spring     For more information, contact: 10 Spruce Place, Great
                                                          groups          Break; One Small Dog; Summer with Elisa;        Neck, NY 11021
                                                                          Fourth-Grade Fuss; Elisa Michaels, Bigger &
                                                                          Better; The Unsigned Valentine

                                                                          Don't Forget the Bacon!; You'll Soon Grow into
                                                                          Them, Titch; Tidy Titch; 1 Hunter; Happy
                                                          Librarians,     Birthday, Sam; The Very Worst Monster; What
                                                                                                                         For adults, shows a slide presentation. For children,
                                                          teachers,       Game Shall We Play?; My Best Friend; Ten
Pat           Hutchins      London, UK         $                                                                         does a reading and drawings.
                                                          children age 5- Red Apples; Which Witch Is Which?; We're
                                                          8               Going on a Picnic!; Bumpety Bump!; There's
                                                                          Only One of Me!; Don't Get Lost!; Barn
                                                                          Dance!; The Doorbell Rang

                                                                                                                          Presents "Red Scarf" for middle/high school students.
                                                          Elementary to                                                   Presents "Magical" for elementary school students.
Ji Li         Jiang         Emeryville, CA     $                          Red Scarf Girl
                                                          High School                                                     For more information, contact: 4 Commodore Dr.
                                                                                                                          #442, Emeryville, CA 94068
                                                                                                                          Presents an interactive program about poetry and
Bobbi         Katz          Port Ewen, NY      $$         Teachers,       We The People; Trailblazers
                                                                                                                          For more information, contact: 82 Riverview, Port
                                                                                                                          Ewen, NY 12466
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                                                                                                                         Gives a 1-hour funny presentation on writing and
                                                                                                                         illustrating the Joe Sherlock books. Includes a
                                                                                                                         reading, discussion on rewriting and a 20-minute
Dave          Keane         Gilroy, CA         $$         K-8            Joe Sherlock Kid Detective series               drawing session. For middle schoolers the
                                                                                                                         presentation includes discussion on the business and
                                                                                                                         process of being a writer. Needs a big white board or
                                                                                                                         big pad of paper and pens. Possibly a mic.
                                                                         Snakes Are Hunters; Let's Go Rock Collecting;
                                                                         Who Eats What?; What's It Like to Be a Fish?;
                                                                         The Best Bug Parade; Sounds All Around;
                                                                         Geraldine's Blanket; An Octopus Is Amazing; Speaks about the writing process using a slide
Holly         Keller        New Haven, CT      $$         K-2            Snow Is Falling; You're Aboard Spaceship      projector.
                                                                         Earth; Hear Your Heart; Farfallina & Marcel;
                                                                         Grandfather's Dream; Horace; Pearl's New
                                                                         Skates; Help!; Nosy Rosie; Sophie's Window;
                                                                         What a Hat!;
                                                                         Chicken Little; Johnny Appleseed; Mike Fink;
                                                                         Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett;
                                                                         The Three Little Pigs; The Baby Beebee Bird;
                                                                                                                         Discusses work and does 60 drawings during a
                                                                         Millions to Measure; Santa Claus Is Comin' to
Steven        Kellogg       Essex, NY          $$$        K-6                                                            storytelling segment. Needs a wireless microphone.
                                                                         Town; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn;
                                                                         The Three Little Pigs; If You Made a Million;
                                                                         Paul Bunyan; Pecos Bill; How Much Is a
                                                                         Million?; Jack and the Beanstalk;
                                                                                                                         Challenges students to decide what messge they want
                                                                                                                         to send the world and how. Shares how reading and
Rose          Kent          Niskayuna, NY      $          Gr.3-8         Kimchi & Calamari                               writing help develop that message. Requires a slide
                                                                                                                         projector and microphone. For more information,
                                                                         Gentlehands; Night Kites; Deliver Us from       a discussion of writing and using books as examples
                                                                         Evie; Slap Your Sides; Someone Like             of how to get a plot, a character andhow to start a
M. E.         Kerr          East Hampton, NY $$           any            Summer; Your Eyes in Stars; Snakes Don't        story. Sometimes gives small workshop for creative
                                                                         Miss Their Mothers; Dinky Hocker Shoots         kids. No more than 2 assemblies or 3 small classes.
                                                                         Smack!; What Became of Her (e-book)             Contact ME Kerr:

                                                                                                                         Connects farm childhood with her stories using a slide
              Kinsey-                                                    A Doctor Like Papa; Lumber Camp Library;        show. Needs an easel with paper and markers.
Natalie                     West Glover, VT    $$         K-6
              Warnock                                                    Nora's Ark                                      For more information, contact: 3950 County Road,
                                                                                                                         West Glvoer, VT 05875
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                                                                                                                           Gives multi-day writing and illustrating projects as well
                                                                          Letters from Camp; Regarding the Fountain;       as discussions on the writing process using a slide
Sarah         Klise         Berkeley, CA        $          Grades 1-8
                                                                          Trial by Journal                                 projector.

                                                           Elementary                                                      Gives writing workshops and shares writing tips using
                                                                          Letters from Camp; Regarding the Fountain;
Kate          Klise         Norwood, MO         $          and Middle                                                      a slide projector and microphone
                                                                          Trial by Journal
                                                                                                                           Describes the process of creating a book using
                                                           1-6 and        Changs Paper Pony; I Have a Sister -- My
Deborah       Kogan Ray     Wyndmoor, PA        $$                                                                         original materials and a slide show.
                                                           teachers       Sister Is Deaf; Through Grandpa's Eyes
                                                                                                                           Author gives a humorous talk on writing and her
                                                                                                                           background. She discusses tips on writing and then
                                                           5th grade &
Jennifer      Kogler        Tustin, CA          flexible                 The Otherworldlies                                has an extended Q&A session. In the past, she's also
                                                           Middle School
                                                                                                                           done workshops on editing, as well as the art of
                                                                                                                           writing dialogue.
                                                                                                                           Gives an interactive presentation on rhyme, rhythms,
Leah          Komaiko       Sherman Oaks, CA $             all ages       Annie Bananie; Just My Dad & Me                  and words.

                                                                          A Man for All Seasons; A Christmas Carol;        Age appropriate discussion of his experiences with the
Stephen       Krensky       Lexington, Ma       $$         K-5
                                                                          The Crimson Comet                                writing process.
                                                                          Christmas Around the World; Hopscotch            Shares tips on writing, reading,and research using an
Mary D.       Lankford      Austin, TX          $          3rd-6th        Around the World; Christmas USA; Mazes           LCD projector and screen.
                                                                          Around the World
                                                                                                                           Describes childhood in Nazi concentration camps,
                                                                                                                           liberation, and starting a new life. A story like Anne
Marion                                                                                                                     Frank would have told had she survived. Stresses the
              Lazan         Hewlett, NY         $          5-12, adult    Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story
Blumenthal                                                                                                                 importance of tolerance and respect, and the need for
                                                                                                                           positive thinking to overcome adversity. Q&A and bk.
                                                                                                                           Reads and talks about how she became a writer and
Marie G.      Lee           Providence, RI      $$         Mid. And HS.   Necessary Roughness
                                                                                                                           growing up as an Asian American in an all white town.
                                                                          The Wish; Dave at Night; Fairest; The
                                                                          Princess Tales, Volume I & 2; The Princess
                                                                          Test; The Fairy's Mistake; Princess Sonora       Discusses her books, fairy tales, and the writing
                                                                          and the Long Sleep; Cinderellis and the Glass    process (especially revision), getting published. She
Gail Carson   Levine        Brewster, NY        $$         any
                                                                          Hill; The Fairy's Return and Other Princess      can critique sample of student writing and suggest fun
                                                                          Tales; Writing Magic; For Biddle's Sake; Betsy   writing excercises.
                                                                          Who Cried Wolf; Ever; The Two Princesses of
                                                                          Bamarre; Ella Enchanted
                                                                                                                           Presents the process of making a book with visuals
                                                                          Clara and the Bookwagon; Snowshoe
Nancy Smiler Levinson       Beverly Hills, CA   $          2nd-6th                                                         and class participation.
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                                                                                                                          Uses audience participation to connect writing to
                                                          Librarians and My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian; Tackling
Elizabeth     Levy          New York, NY       $$                                                                         everyday lives in fiction and nonfiction.
                                                          teachers       Dad
                                                                                                                          Gives approaches to writing and illustrating for
Ted and                                                   3rd and up,    Gorilla Walk; Top to Bottom Down Under;          children using Betsy. Talks about how books result
              Lewin         Brooklyn, NY       $$-$$$
Betsy                                                     Adults         Tooth and Claw; How Much?                        from travels.

                                                                                                                          Discusses finding excitement in writing and the arts
                                                                         Danitra Brown, Class Clown; Pitching in for
E.B.          Lewis         Folsom, NJ         $$         K-12                                                            using a slide projector and screen.
                                                                                                                          Wendy uses both fiction and math in her
                                                                                                                          presentations. She shows how a good story can help
                                                          Middle School
Wendy         Lichtman      Berkeley, CA       $                        Do the Math: Secrets, Lies and Algebra            teach and deepen the understanding of math
                                                          and Teachers
                                                                                                                          concepts, and also the reverse: how mathematical
                                                                                                                          metaphors can help us understand life.
                                                          7th-10th,      One Fat Summer; The Brave; The Chief; The
                                                                                                                          Talks about his career.
Robert        Lipsyte       New York, NY       $$         groups under   Contender; Raiders Night; Yellow Flag;
                                                          100            Warrior Angel
                                                                         No Pretty Pictures; Princess Furball; Alison's
                                                                         Zinnia; The Rose in My Garden; One
                                                                         Lighthouse, One Moon; This Quiet Lady; A         Shows a slideshow that demonstrates how to
Anita         Lobel         New York, NY       $$         all ages       Treeful of Pigs; So Happy!; My Day in the        approach different manuscripts.
                                                                         Garden; Nini Here and There; Hello, Day!;
                                                                         Potatoes, Potatoes; Animal Antics; The Stable
                                                                         Rat and Other Christmas Poems
Dean          Lorey         Calabasas, CA      $          4ht-9th        Nightmare Academy                                Reading, followed by Q&A and book signing.
                                                                         The Story of the Statue of Liberty; The
                                                                         Discovery of the Americas; How Do Apples         Gives a presentation on creating illustrated nonfiction
Betsy and                                                                Grow?; A More Perfect Union; The Story of        using a microphone.
              Maestro       Old Lyme, CT       $$         K-8
Guilio                                                                   Money; Exploration and Conquest; Struggle for    For more information, contact: 74 Mile Creek Rd., Old
                                                                         a Continent; The New Americans; Liberty or       Lyme, CT 06371
                                                                         Death; The Story of Clocks and Calendars;
                                                                                                                          "Guess who lives in the Great Green Room?" A slide
                                                                                                                          talk and conversation partly in guessing game format,
Leonard       Marcus        Brooklyn, NY       $          PreSchool -6   Oscar; Dear Genius
                                                                                                                          about the life and picture books of GOODNIGHT
                                                                                                                          MOON by Margaret Wise Brown.
                                                                                                                          Informal, interactive slide show that covers how books
                                                                         Do You Know New?; Mama Mama; Ten Little
Jean          Marzollo      Cold Spring, NY    $          K-3                                                             are made and how to express oneself in fiction & non -
                                                                         Eggs; Papa Papa
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                                                                           The Grandma Mix-Up; Lulu Goes to Witch
                                                                                                                             Gives an interactive demonstration of the writing
                                                                           School; The Boston Coffee Party; Grandmas
Emily Arnold   McCully      New York, NY       $$$        2nd-6th                                                            process using a slide projector, easel and pad.
                                                                           at Bat; black is brown is tan; The Field of the
                                                                           Dogs; First Snow; Picnic; School; Nora's Ark

                                                                           I Stink!; I'm Mighty!; I'm Dirty!; I'm Bad!; My   Does readings for smaller groups, and a slide shows
Kate           McMullan     Sag Harbor, NY     $$         K-6              Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark, by           with larger groups. Needs a projector and remote.
                                                                           George Shannon
                                                                           This First Thanksgiving Day; Little Oh; New       Interactive presentation w/groups of up to 60 kids
                                               Talk with
Laura Krauss Melmed         Washington, DC               K-3               York, New York!; Capital!; Jumbo's Lullaby; I     grades K-3. Using props and visuals to discuss her
                                                                           Love You As Much... ; The Rainbabies              writing process andhow a pic. Book is made
                                                                                                                             Discusses how to use your own life to inspire
                                                          4th-8th and      Ghost of Spirit Bear; Red Midnight; Touching      successful stories using a slide projector and screen.
Ben            Mikaelsen    Bozeman, MT        $$
                                                          Educators        Spirit Bear; Tree Girl                            For more information, contact: 105 W. Main St., Suite
                                                                                                                             6E, Bozeman, MT 59715
                                                          No classrms.
Nicholasa      Mohr         New York, Ny       $          Larger grps.     El Bronx Remembered
                                                                                                                       Author welcomes the opportunity to speak at your
                                                                           Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos; Let's Eat!/A    conference, in-service, campus, school and library
Pat            Mora         Santa Fe, NM       $$-$$$     all ages
                                                                           Comer!                                      events. You can also schedule her to offer a writing
                                                                                                                       workshop or retreat.
                                                                                                                       Flexible, can do workshops, Q&As, etc.
Donna Jo       Napoli       Swarthmore, PA     $$$        all ages         North                                       For more information, contact: 226 Park Ave.,
                                                                                                                       Swarthmore, PA 19081
                                                                                                                       Discusses the writing process using audience
                                                                           The Jacket I Wear in the Snow; The Bag I'm  participation in acting out stories. Uses a slide
Shirley        Neitzel      Grand Rapids, MI   $                           Taking to Grandma's; We're Making Breakfast projector and overhead projector.
                                                                           for Mother; Who Will I Be?                  For more information, contact: 5060 Sequoia SE,
                                                          library groups
                                                                                                                       Grand Rapids, MI 49512
                                                                                                                             45 minute presentation: intro, set up of story, 8-minute
                                                                                                                             short film about how he and Rohitash Rao made a
Peter          Nelson       Los Angeles, CA    $          Grades 3-6       Herbert's Wormhole
                                                                                                                             book, chapter reading with “live” illustration, Q&A,
                                                                                                                             signings. Presents alongside illustrator Rohitash Rao.
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                                                                         If You Give a Moose a Muffin; If You Give a
                                                                         Pig a Pancake; Time for School, Mouse!; If
                                                                         You Take a Mouse to School; If You Take a
                                                          Librarians and                                               Talks about her life as an author and the publishing
                                                                         Mouse to the Movies; The Best Mouse Cookie
Laura         Numeroff      Los Angeles, CA    $$$        teachers,                                                    process. Uses transparency projector and screen.
                                                                         Board Book; If You Give a Pig a Party; Mouse
                                                                         Cookies & More; Merry Christmas, Mouse!;
                                                                         Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with
                                                                         Your Monster; The Chicken Sisters
                                                                          Salting the Ocean; 19 Varieties of Gazelle;
                                                                          What Have You Lost?; A Maze Me; Come with     Flexible, can do workshops, Q&As, etc.
Naomi Shihab Nye            San Antonio, TX               all ages        Me; Is This Forever, or What?; Going Going;   For more information, contact: 888-965-7323,
                                                                          I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?;
                                                                          Big Mouth & Ugly Girl; Freaky Green Eyes;
                                                                          Sexy; After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up,    Contact: Micahel McKenzie and Speakers Worldwide
Joyce Carol   Oates         Princeton, NJ
                                                                          Spread My Wings, and Flew Away; Naughty       800.408.7757
                                                                                                                        Talks about the writing process and issues with
Denise                                                                                                                  Alaska and native culture.
              Orenstein     Washington, DC     $$         High School     Unseen Companion; The Secret Twin
Gosliner                                                                                                                For more information, contact: 5330 Belt Road NW,
                                                                                                                        Washington, DC 20015
                                                                                                                        Three 40-45 minute fun and interactive presentations
                                                                                                                        on the stories behind the stories that is inspiring for
                                                                          Gorgonzola; Bad Boys; Moo Who?; The           young readers and writers. All presentations are in the
Margie        Palatini      Plainfield, NJ     $$         K-5             Perfect Pet; The Cheese; Bad Boys Get         morning with a book signing in the afternoon. Small
                                                                          Cookie!; No Biting, Louise                    groups only. Author needs a mic and two tables. For
                                                                                                                        more information, contact:
                                                                          Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!; Be My Valentine,
                                                                          Amelia Bedelia; Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!;
                                                                          Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School; Amelia
                                                                          Bedelia's Masterpiece; Amelia Bedelia and the He brings Amelia Bedelia to life with wacky wordplay,
Herman        Parish        Princeton, NJ      $$         K-6             Cat; Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia; Amelia    anecdotes about his Aunt Peggy Parish (who created
                                                                          Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?; Amelia Bedelia,   the character) and insights into his own writing.
                                                                          Bookworm; Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia;
                                                                          Amelia Bedelia Under Construction; Amelia
                                                                          Bedelia 4 Mayor; Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia
                                                                          Bugs; The Jacket I Wear in the Snow; The Bag Talk & Slides about non-fiction books including
              Parker        New York, NY       $          K-4             I'm Taking to Grandma's; We're Making        entomology, history, US Explorers. Slide projector &
                                                                          Breakfast for Mother; Who Will I Be?         large sketch pad needed.
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                                                                                                                        Gives informal readings and discussions.
Katherine and                                                             Angels and Other Strangers; Blueberries for
              Paterson      Barre, VT          $$$        4th-7th                                                       For more information, contact: 32 W. Cobble Hill Rd.,
John                                                                      the Queen; Bridge to Terabithia
                                                                                                                        Barre, VT 05641
                                                                                                                        Gives a musical performance. Needs a microphone
Robert                                                                                                                  and piano.
              Peck          Longwood, FL       $          adults          Horse Thief
Newton                                                                                                                  For more information, contact: 500 Sweetwater Club
                                                                                                                        circle, Longwood, FL 32779 407-788-3456
                                                                                                                        Her fun, interactive presentation involves a power
                                                                                                                        point, singing, audience participation, show-and-tell,
                                                                                                                        and lots of feedback from participants. She also read
Andrea Davis Pinkney        Brooklyn, NY       $$-$$$     K-6, teachers   Let It Shine, Boycott Blues, Duke Ellington
                                                                                                                        from sections of certain books, depending on the age
                                                                                                                        of participants. She will do 2 presentations in a day,
                                                                                                                        grouped by age/grade.
                                                                                                                      Does puppet shows, discusses the writing process,
                                                                          What's It Like to Be a Fish?; Sounds All
                                                                                                                      and presents non-ficition narrative workshops.
Wendy         Pfeffer       Pennington, NJ     $$         K-5             Around; Dolphin Talk; From Seed to Pumpkin;
                                                                                                                      For more information, contact: 3 Timberlane Dr.,
                                                                          Wiggling Worms at Work
                                                                                                                      Pennington, NJ 08534
                                                                                                                        Talks about the writing process and the joys of
Barbara Ann   Porte         Arlington, VA      $          all ages        Harry's Pony                                  language and writing. Needs a microphone.

                                                                                                                        Reads her books, shows her sketchbooks and talks
                                                                                                                        about the book-making process. For A Penguin Story,
                                                                                                                        she has a slideshow of Antarctica, penguins Antarctic
Antoinette    Portis        Studio City, CA    $-$$$      Pre-K-1st       Not A Box, Not A Stick, A Penguin Story
                                                                                                                        explorers for background information before reading
                                                                                                                        the story. She teaches kids to draw the characters and
                                                                                                                        play imagination games.
                                                                                                                     Describes the writing process, discusses nonfiction lit
                                                                          Snakes!; Come to the Ocean's Edge;Whales!; and gives workshops. Uses a slide projector for large
                                                          K-5, Middle
Larry         Pringle       West Nyack, NY     $$                         Dog of Discovery - A Newfoundland's        audiences.
                                                                          Adventures with Lewis and Clark            For more information, write: P.O. Box 252, West
                                                                                                                     Nyack, NY 10994, or call 845-623-7273
                                                                                                                     Tells humorous stories that teach about writing.
                                                                                                                     Teaches character development by using your own
Bonnie        Pryor         Gambier, OH        $          K-6             The House on Maple Street                  life.
                                                                                                                     For more information, contact: 19600 Baker Rd.,
                                                                                                                     Gambier, OH 43022
                                                                                                                        45 minute presentation: intro, set up of story, 8-minute
                                                                                                                        short film about how he and Peter Nelson made a
Rohitash      Rao           New York, NY       $          Any             Herbert's Wormhole
                                                                                                                        book, chapter reading with “live” illustration, Q&A,
                                                                                                                        signings. Presents alongside writer Peter Nelson.
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                                                                                                                        Varies w/ situation. "The Research is the Best Part",
                                                                                                                        "The Writing Process", "Shades of Gray: From Idea to
                                                                                                                        Published Book", "Before the Creeks Ran Red in
Carolyn       Reeder        Glen Echo, MD      $                    8-Apr Across the Lines
                                                                                                                        pictures", "The Story of Grandpa's Mountain", "The
                                                                                                                        Picture Behind the Words", "Down with C&O with Kate
                                                                                                                        and Seth", "Self Editing". Visit
                                                                          My Brother Louis Measures Worms; The Best
                                                                                                                    Book to Play to Movie or Book Idea: taking you
Barbara       Robinson      Berwyn, PA         $          K-4, Elem.      School Year Ever; The Best Christmas
                                                                                                                    through the process.
                                                                          Pageant Ever; The Best Halloween Ever
                                                                                                                        Presents to small audiences (20-30) without a
                                                                          A Nest Full of Eggs; Thanksgiving Day; Good
                                                                                                                        microphone or slide projector. Reads one of her books
                                                                          Enough to Eat; Career Day; 100 School Days;
Lizzy         Rockwell      Nowarlk, CT        $          Elementary                                                    then discusses the writing process using many props
                                                                          Who Lives in an Alligator Hole; Father's Day;
                                                                                                                        followed by a q&a. Presentation length is 45 minutes.
                                                                          Mother's Day; Presidents' Day
                                                                                                                        Currently doing local visits only, CT and NY.
                                                                                                                        Author reads from books, discusses "Cookies" and as
                                                                                                                        a group makes up new "definitions" that students can
Amy Krouse    Rosenthal     Chicago, IL        $          K-4, Elem.      Cookies; It's Not Fair!; The OK Book
                                                                                                                        use as a special keepsake to tuck in copies of book,
                                                                                                                        discuss "making books."
                                                                                                                        AV: none for school visits, needs slide projector for
Nicole        Rubel         Aurora, OR         $          K-5             Back to School for Rotten Ralph
                                                                                                                        teachers and high school students in large group
                                                                                                                        How a Pic. Bk. Is made - from idea thru mummy thru
                            Yorktown Heights,                             The Line Up Book; Good-bye, Curtis; The Big   finished art & printing. Stories from her childhood,
Marisabina    Russo                           $           K-3
                            NY                                            Brown Box                                     reading of a book and large sketch with marker based
                                                                                                                        on audience suggestions. (left as a "story starter")
                                                                                                                        Does small group sessions talking about historical
                                                                                                                        storytelling using a slide show.
Rosalyn       Schanzer      Fairfax Station, VA $         K-adult         How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
                                                                                                                        For more information, contact: 11630 Havenner Rd.,
                                                                                                                        Fairfax Station, VA 22039, 703-425-5280
                                                                                                                        Puts emphasis on poetry and how to be expressive
                                                          Grades L-6,
Alice         Schertle      New Salem, MA      $$                         Pio Peep!                                     with words. Also describes the writing process.
                                                                                                                        Discusses the creative process using a slide projector
                                                          K-3, adults,
                                                                                                                        and microphone.
Karen Lee     Schmidt       New York, NY       $          teachers,       Going to the Zoo
                                                                                                                        For more information, contact: 361 W. 22nd St., Apt.2,
                                                                                                                        New York, NY 10011, 212-675-3086
                                                                                                                        Author talks about how an illustrator works, shows
                            Hastings on
Pat           Schories                         $          K-2, adults     Biscuit Series                                sketches, finished art, and slides of Biscuit and other
                            Hudson, NY
                                                                                                                        books. Sketching and Q&A
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                                                                                                                         Roni Schotter speaks to children as fellow writers,
                            Hastings-on-                                                                                 emphasizing the power and pleasure of writing. She
Roni          Schotter                           $$         all ages      Doo-Wop Pop
                            Hudson, NY                                                                                   encourages them to do their own writing. Her
                                                                                                                         presentations are based in her own books.
                                                                                                                          Math + Literature = Learning + Fun (with props,
                                                                          Millions to Measure; How Much Is a Million?; If photos, and other visuals…) Grades K-6 (does this
David         Schwartz      Oakland, CA          $$         K-8
                                                                          You Made a Million                              90% of the time)
                                                                                                                          Math, Science and a Love of Books (for grades 6-12)
                                                                          Stories to Solve; Dance Away; True Lies; More
                            Bainbridge Island,                            Stories to Solve; Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!; White Discusses the writing process.
George        Shannon                            $          K-6
                            WA                                            Is for Blueberry; Busy in the Garden;
                                                                          Tomorrow's Alphabet
                                                                                                                        Every book paints a picture! Paint... draw... sketch
                                                                                                                        and write! The wild, imaginative, creative process of
Amanda        Shepherd      Phoenix, Arizona     $          Pre K-4th     Who Loves Me?; Fiona Loves the Night
                                                                                                                        illustrating and making a book. Participate and draw
                                                                                                                        with an illustrator Amanda Shepherd.
                                                                          Storms; The Sun; Wolves; Comets, Meteors,
                                                                          and Asteroids; Big Cats; Saturn; Galaxies;
                                                                          Wild Babies; Uranus; Mountains; Bones;
                                                                          Tornadoes; Weather; Muscles; Icebergs and
                                                                          Glaciers; Crocodiles & Alligators; Gorillas;
                                                                          Wildfires; Lightning; Seymour Simon's Book of
                                                                          Trucks; Destination: Jupiter; Venus; Now You
                                                                                                                        Program: the World of Science Books and Seymour
Seymour       Simon         Great Neck, NY       $$$        K-8, adults   See It, Now You Don't; Destination: Mars;
                                                                                                                        Simon up to 3 presentations in one day
                                                                          Dogs; Horses; Guts; Cats; Snakes;
                                                                          Hurricanes; Spiders; Penguins; Our Solar
                                                                          System; Spiders; Hurricanes; Eyes and Ears;
                                                                          Lungs; Seymour Simon's Book of Trains;
                                                                          Whales; Sharks; Earthquakes; Volcanoes; The
                                                                          Brain; The Heart; Destination: Space; The
                                                                          Universe; Oceans; Stars
Cynthia                                                     teachers,     Jingle Dancer; Rain Is Not My Indian Name;     Speak on Native American children's literature and/or
              Smith         Austin, TX           $$
Leitich                                                     librarians    Indian Shoes                                   fiction with Author Greg Leitich Smith
                                                                                                                         Storytelling, discuss an author's life, the writing
Janet         Squires       Saugus, CA           flexible   K-adult       The Gingerbread Cowboy                         process, and the nurturing of reading. Will also
                                                                                                                         conduct writing workshops.
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                                                                          Bard of Avon; Cleopatra; Leonardo da Vinci;
                                                                          Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter; The Mysterious
                                                                          Matter of I. M. Fine; Michelangelo; Bella at
                                                                          Midnight; Good Queen Bess; Joan of Arc;        Gives a PowerPoint presentation about her life, book,
                                                          any except Pre- Roughing It on the Oregon Trail; Goldie and    research, and art. Needs a screen, AV cart, and
Diane         Stanley       Santa Fe, NM       $$
                                                          K and K         the Three Bears; Saladin; Peter the Great; The microphone.
                                                                          Giant and the Beanstalk; The Last Princess;
                                                                          Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation; The
                                                                          Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The
                                                                          Trouble with Wishes

                                                                                                                         Shows a slide show on Islamic nomads in Pakistan.
              Staples       Dalton, PA         $$         Any             The Green Dog; Shiva's Fire                    Discusses issues of Muslim life and women.

                                                                          The Nightmare Room series; Rotten School
                                                                                                                         Talk with participation and Q&A. Contact: Parachute
RL            Stine                                                       series; Dangerous Girls series; Nightmare
                                                                                                                         Press 212.691.1421 and
                                                                          Hour; The Haunting Hour; Beware!
                                                          Adults and
Allan         Stratton      Toronto, ON        Flexible                   Chanda's Wars                        
                                                          young people
                                                                          The Blacker the Berry; A Gathering of Flowers;
                                                                          I Have Heard of a Land; The Gospel             Gives writing workshops and speaks for school
                                                          K-12, College
                                                                          Cinderella; Lies and Other Tall Tales; The Six assemblies, Mother's Day, Af-Amer History month,
Joyce Carol   Thomas        Berkeley, CA       $$         Students and
                                                                          Fools; The Skull Talks Back; The Three         etc.
                                                                          Witches; What's the Hurry, Fox?; Brown
                                                                          Honey in Broomwheat Tea;
                                                                          American Flag Q&A; Amazing Tigers!; Stars
                                                                          and Stripes; Extreme Stars! Q&A; Extreme
                                                                          Aircraft! Q&A; Dragon's Egg; Astronauts and    Reads from her books, discusses the writing process,
                                                                          Other Space Heroes FYI; The Secret of the      and shows samples of stages from manuscript -
Sarah         Thomson       Portland, ME       $
                                                                          Rose; My Flag Book; Amazing Dolphins!;         proofs. Older children try some writing excercises. For
                                                                          Amazing Sharks!; Amazing Gorillas!; Amazing    more information visit
                                                                          Snakes!; Amazing Whales!; Extreme
                                                                          Dinosaurs! Q&A
                                                                                                                   Speaks to 1 large grp. And up to 3 smaller grps.
                                                                          Surviving the Applewhites; Welcome to the
Stephanie     Tolan         Charlotte, NC      $$         Gr.4-12                                                  Specifics are arranged according to interest of host.
                                                                          Ark; Listen!; The Face in the Mirror;
                                                                                                                   Call ST or email for details.
                                                          teachers,                                                Talks about historical writing using personal history
                                                          librarians,     Abe Lincoln Remembers; Drummer Boy; Dust and dealing with edgy subjects in kids' books.
Ann           Turner        Williamsburg, MA   $$
                                                          colleges,       for Dinner; Sitting Bull Remembers       For more information, contact: 60 Briar Hill Rd.,
                                                          children                                                 Williamsburg, MA 01096, 413-268-7639
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                                                                                                                           45 min. session for school. Up to 3 a day. Talks about
                                                                                                                           the creative process and drafts on large paper. Make
Tricia        Tusa          Galisteo, NM        $          all, except K   Lemonade for Sale; Treasure Map                 up a story from the drawing. With adults price may
                                                                                                                           vary depending on venue. 1hour presentation. Will
                                                                                                                           speak about anything.
                                                                                                                           In her current program, Jackie has a slide show, reads
                                                                                                                           the story and talks about the real life stories behind
                                                                                                                           her characters and ideas. She also shows her
Jackie        Urbanovic     Silver Spring, MD   $$         K-3             Duck at the Door, Duck Soup
                                                                                                                           childhood drawings and talks about her process. She
                                                                                                                           begins and ends the presentation with doing a sketch
                                                                                                                           of one of her characters.
                                                                                                                           Discusses her books, her writing (and re-writing)
                                                                                                                           process, her journey as a writer, and her audience's
                                                                           Gorgeous, Do-Over, If We Kiss, Lucky, You,
Rachel        Vail          New York, NY        $$         All Ages                                                        journeys as writers. She loves speaking to large
                                                                                                                           groups of all ages. She can also do writing seminars
                                                                                                                           or reading parties.
Katie         Van Camp      Montreal, Quebec    Flexible   All Ages        Harry and Horsie
                                                                                                                           Mr. Warburton will read from his book (with audience
                                                                                                                           participation) as well as other books he’s working on
                                                                                                                           as well as teach kids how to draw his characters. And
Tom           Warburton     Los Angeles, CA     Flexible   K-6             1000 Times No
                                                                                                                           with time permitting, he’ll also teach kids about
                                                                                                                           animation using his experience as creator of cartoon
                                                                                                                           network’s codename: kids next door!
                                                                                                                           Donna is an animated storyteller who uses her
                                                                           A Pride of African Tales; The Story of
Donna         Washington    Durham, NC          $          all ages                                                        dynamic physicality & vocal pyrotechnics to present
                                                                                                                           stories for from all over the world.
                                                                                                                           Different programs available for diff. books and photo -
Jane          Wattenberg    San Francisco, CA flexible -$ K-5              This Is the Rain                                illustrations on the computer. And This is the Rain
                                                                                                                           program. Creating Bookjackets for YA lit.
                                                                           So B. It.; Drip, Drop; Splish, Splash!; Regular
                                                                           Guy; Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash; Baa-
                                                                                                                           Shows a slide presentation with singing, readings, and
                                                                           Choo!; Guy Time; Oh My Gosh, Mrs. McNosh;
Sarah         Weeks         New York, NY        $$         K-7                                                             a discussion on the writing process.
                                                                           Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine; Jumping
                                                                           the Scratch; My Guy; Guy Wire; Up All Night;
                                                                           I'm a Pig; Pip Squeak; Crocodile Smile
                                                                                                                            Gives a description of his career, with a drawing
                                                                                                                            demonstartion. Needs a slide projector, easl/table,
                                                                           A Taste of Blackberries; All the Places to Love;
Mike          Wimmer        Norman, OK          $          K-college                                                        and microphone.
                                                                           Staying Nine; Train Song
                                                                                                                            For more information, contact: 3905 Nicole Circle,
                                                                                                                            Norman, OK 73032, 405-329-0478
HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits                       
                                                                                                                     My basic program is an interactive assembly. Children
                                                                                                                     form a poetry troupe on the spot and perform poems.
                                                                                                                     Faculty, staff members, and the entire audience also
                                                                                                                     join in with chorale speaking. Then I show a slide
                                                                                                                     program which emphasizes the importance of reading,
                                                                         The Teeny Tiny Ghost; Whooos Haunting the
Kay           Winters       Quakertown, PA     $$         K-8                                                        where ideas come from, the making of multiple rough
                                                                         Teeny Tiny Ghost;
                                                                                                                     drafts, the patience and persistence involved in being
                                                                                                                     an author. Research strategies, involvement with
                                                                                                                     illustrators, use of pertinent details, the importance of
                                                                                                                     setting, development of character, point of view, and
                                                                                                                     problems with plot are included.
                                                                                                                     Discusses the writing process and tells personal
Elizabeth     Winthrop      New York, NY       $$         teachers,      Shoes
                                                                                                                     For more information, contact: 250 W. 90th St., 6A,
                                                                                                                     New York, NY 10024, 212-721-5977
                                                                                                                     Discusses how mistakes and failures can be stepping
                                                          Kids 3 and up,
Steve         Young         Chatsworth, CA     $                         15 Minutes                                  stones to success.
                                                                                                                     Discusses the revising and rewriting process.
Linda         Zinnen        Grand Rapids, MI   $          Middle School The Dragons of Spratt, Ohio                  For more information, contact: 3545 Price St. SE,
                                                                                                                     Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3457, 616-245-8570

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