Workshop July 15-19, 2013
DAVID GREENBERG author of illustrated, humorous picture books from Bantam, Little Brown, Farrar Straus Giroux, and Dutton (which has also published his first novel).
The next book scheduled for publication is The Worst Smell of All from Scholastic.
His book, A Tugging String, is winner of the Oregon Spirit Award. The Great School Lunch Rebellion is winner of a Children's Choice Award.
Although he has written a novel, David specializes in picture books and sub-specializes in poetry. His books have been translated into French and Korean. He has taught at Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College, and The University of Idaho, among others. He speaks nationally to teachers on writing instruction and visits many schools nationwide to present assemblies and writing workshops.
If you wish to contact him personally, his e-mail address is email@example.com
You can also get some useful sense of who he is at the Author's and Illustrators Who Visit Schools website.
Katherine edits everything from picture books to young adult literature, fiction and nonfiction. She has edited the American edition of Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara, the chapter book series Gym Shorts by Betty Hicks, the middle-grade Cat Royal Adventure series by Julia Golding, and the teen novel Auracle by Gina Rosati. She also edits nonfiction picture books by Don Brown including America Is Under Attack and poetry collections including Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by Bob Raczka. Currently, she is working on a picture book by blogger Yasmine Surovec, a teen historical fantasy set in communist Russia, and a Nursery Rhyme anthology illustrated by David McPhail.
When she's not reading, editing or talking about children's books, Katherine might be found swimming laps, crocheting, cooking and baking, practicing yoga, overdosing on her favorite TV shows, mentoring teen writers with New York based nonprofit Girls Write Now, or planning her next international trip.
Anna works on books for a wide range of ages levels, including early readers, chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult fiction. She works on the Rainbow Magic Fairy series by Daisy Meadows, which includes editing the Rainbow Magic early readers. Anna also edits the realistic young adult series Border Town by Malin Alegria. She edited the realistic middle grade fiction novel Gabby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes, and worked on the chapter book series Rescue Princesses by Paula Harrison. She also edits the middle grade series Spy Society by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stevens, as well as the Squad cheerleading series by Lara Bergen.
Anna is a fan of light fantasy, mystery, and fast-paced fiction. She accepts submissions for any age group from conference attendees, with a specific interest in chapter books and middle grade fiction.
When not immersed in the world of children's books, Anna enjoys traveling, reading, baking, and watching/arguing about television shows. She currently lives in the New York City area.
Joan is also the author of the picture books The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids (Tanglewood, 2012) and The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies, as well as the middle-grade novel Nowhere Girl (Walker, 2011). A number of new books are forthcoming next year, beginning with the science fiction thriller Paradox, which is due out from Random House Books for Young Readers in June 2013.
In her spare time Joan loves indulging in all kinds of word-based and food-based activities. When she learns how to bake a pie that is filled with stories, she will consider her life complete.
Many of her books have received awards the June Franklin Naylor Award for The Crimson Cap, the Leslie Bradshaw (Oregon Book Awards) and the Judy Lopez Memorial Award for The Gate In The Wall, the Christopher Award for The Log Cabin Quilt, the International P.E.N.USA Middle Grade Award for Her Own Song, and the Golden Kite Honor for her first book, Circle Of Giving, as well as frequent Notable Book and Outstanding Merit designations. They have been published in eight foreign countries in seven languages.
Ellen has served as Regional Advisor of the Oregon and Michigan Chapters of SCBWI and has taught writing for children at Portland and Chemeketa Community Colleges. For 12 years she was a faculty member in the MFA Program in Writing For Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT. "Writing and teaching are the twin loves of my life," she says.
Margriet writes a regular column on writing, as well as freelance articles, for Reading Today, the magazine of IRA. She is a popular speaker at conferences, including many State Reading Conferences, National Service Learning Conference, East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, IRA National and Regional Conferences, Vancouver International Writers' Festival and others. She conducts school visits throughout the school year, sharing her love of reading and writing with thousands of students and teachers.
"I love to use my imagination," she says, "but also to research and write nonfiction books." Several of her books have won awards, including the Storytellers World Award Honor Title for Emma's Eggs and short listings for the Mr. Christie Award of Excellence, the Shining Willow and the Chocolate Lily, Blue Spruce, Utah Information Book Award and National Crown Award. My Librarian is a Camel was awarded Teacher's Choice Award and named IRA's Notable Book for Global Awareness.
Many of Margriet's books reflect her interest in the natural environment: A Mountain Alphabet, When We Go Camping, Wild Babies, Logan's Lake and In My Backyard. She also likes humour as shown in Virtual Maniac, Silly & Serious Poems for Kids and Ms. Bee's Magical Bookcase.
Margriet currently runs Between The Covers, a booklovers' B & B on Salt Spring Island.
Her second novel, Academy 7, won the OCTE Spirit of Oregon Award. It was also an Oregon Book Award finalist and an ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback nominee. Aurelia was chosen for the PSLA Top Forty list. Her books have also earned positive reviews from Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, VOYA, and School Library Journal.
Anne grew up in the sunshine of eastern Oregon and earned a BA from Whitworth College, where she majored in elementary education with Spanish and English teaching fields. Currently, she works as a freelance author and teacher, presenting for schools, conferences, and writing events.
Anne lives in a cute little yellow house with her new feline friend, Simba, and her own library of young adult books. She and her characters can be found on her website at www.anneosterlund.com.
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