Stephanie
New York Times Bestselling Author
Baltimore, MD
Justin

Lee

Bridge-Builder
Charlotte, NC
Pierce
Bestselling Novelist
Los Angeles, CA
Byron
Award Winning Novelist
Denver, CO
Marcellas
Award Winning Author
Los Angeles, CA
Oge
Award Winning Children’s Author
Providence, RI
Ari
Award Winning Author
Minneapolis, MN
Lisa
Bestselling Novelist
Tampa, FL
Andrew
Award Winning Travel Writer
Los Angeles, CA
John
Bestselling Author
Eugene, Oregon
Lisl H.
Picture Book Writer
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Barbara
Award Winning Author
New York, NY
Bestselling Author
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Meg Eden
Middle Grade Novelist
Baltimore, MD
Yangsze
Bestselling Novelist
San Francisco, CA
Kim
Activist and Educator
Washington D.C.
Peng
Award Winning Novelist
Brooklyn, NY
Yesenia
Afro-Latina Children’s Author
Raleigh, North Carolina
Natalie
Bestselling Author
Chattanooga, TN
Jayne Anne
Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction
Boston, MA
Michelle
Writer and Activist
Westchester, NY
Elisa
Children’s and Middle Grade Author
Columbus, Ohio
Mariahadessa Ekere
Award Winning Children’s Author
Providence, RI
Sita
Children’s Author
Fort Lauderdale
Marzieh
Award Winning Author
Karachi, Pakistan
Vanessa
Award Winning Historical Novelist
Atlanta, GA
Julie C.

Dao

Critically Acclaimed Author
Boston, MA
Andrew
Debut Novelist
Miami, FL
Janie
Bestselling Historical Novelist
Vancouver, BC
Mirelle
Award Winning Artist
Los Angeles, CA
Tara M.
Bestselling Novelist
Memphis, TN
Lily
Young Adult Novelist
Seattle, WA
Jamie Jo
Award Winning Author
Houston, Texas
Paterson
Award Winning Author
London, UK
Zelda
Award-Nominated Novelist
Durham, NC
Nita
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Toronto, Canada
Ana
Children’s Author
Tampa/Florida
Angela

May

Bestselling Middle Grade Author
Charleston, SC
Natalie
Award-Nominated Fiction Novelist
San Francisco, CA
Candice
Award-Winning Young Adult Novelist
Philadelphia, PA
Erica
Bestselling Author & Educator
Seattle, WA
Willie
Award Winning Author
Lexington, KY
G.
Award Winning Author for All Ages
Tampa, FL
Ken

Liu

Award Winning Fantasy Author
Boston, MA
Meera
Children’s Writer
San Francisco, CA
Cherry

Mo

Children’s Author
Atlanta, GA
Reem
Award-Winning Picture Book Author
Atlanta, GA
Etaf

Rum

NYT Best Selling Author
Raleigh Durham, NC
Sarah Lynne
Award Winning Animator
Boston, MA
Michelle
Author, Editor & Journalist
Portland, OR
Kim
Award Winning Children’s Author
Oklahoma City, OK
Michael
Award-Winning Writer & Educator
San Francisco, CA
Elisabet
Award Winning Author
Newark, NJ
Sadeqa
New York Times Bestselling Author
Richmond, VA
Candacy
Award Winning Cultural Documentarian
New York, NY
Debut Novelist
Dothan, Alabama
Rebecca Gayle
Award Winning Poet
Fayetteville, AR
Jacquelyn
New York Times Bestselling Author
Cape Cod, MA
Jen
Professor of English & Creative Writing
Virginia Beach, VA
ReShonda
Bestselling Author
Houston, Texas
Jennifer
Bestselling Author
Toronto, Canada
Claribel A.
Bestselling Middle Grade Novelist
White Plains, NY
Emily
Debut Novelist
Boston, MA
Priya
TED Residency Fellow
San Francisco, CA
Winona

Guo

TED Residency Fellow
San Francisco, CA
Winona & Priya
TED Residency Fellows
San Francisco, CA
Claudia J.
Honored Scholar and Fellow
Buffalo, NY
Mateo
NYT Bestselling Author
Brooklyn, NY
Lauren
Bestselling Author
Philadelphia, PA
Hank
Award Winning Author
St Paul, MN
Jack
Award Winning Children’s Author
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Michelle
Children’s Book Author
Santa Ana, CA
Katie
Award Winning Children’s Author
Cleveland, OH
Angela
Award Winning Children’s Author
Burlington, VT
Lydi
Short Story Writer & Novelist
Nashville, TN
Erica
Prize Winning Non-Fiction Writer
Portland, OR
Alliah L.
Children’s Author
Newark, NJ
Colleen AF
Award Winning Author
North Adams, MA
Jamie
Bestselling Non-Fiction Author
Los Angeles, CA
Adam
Middle Grade Novelist
Los Angeles, CA
Rose
Comics Professional and Illustrator
Detroit, MI
Elizabeth
Award Winning Author
Portland, OR
Kevin
Children’s Author and Illustrator
Porto, Portugal
Jenny
Award Winning Author
San Antonio, Texas
Patricia
Award Winning Young Adult Author
Brooklyn, NY
Jonathan

Eig

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Chicago, Illinois
Laurel
Award Winning Picture Book Author
Albuquerque, NM
Elle
Award Winning Young Adult Novelist
Richmond, VA
Lindsay
Award Winning Children’s Author
North-Central Kansas
Phyllis
Author & Speaker
Orlando, FL
Vita
Award Winning Children’s Author
Boston, MA
Allegra
Award Winning Author
Boston, MA
Grammy Award Winning Musician
Hartford, CT and Tampa, FL
Kerri
Award Winning Author
Hartford, CT
John
Award Winning Novelist
New York City, NY
Erin
Award Winning Author
Salt Lake City, UT
Nyasha
Social Justice Griot
Denver, Colorado
Courtney
New York Times Bestselling Author
Toronto, Canada
Jas
Award Winning Author
Newark, NJ
John
UN Goodwill Ambassador
Cape May, NJ
Brittany N.
Young Adult Novelist
New Orleans, LA
Corban
Bestselling Author of Fiction & Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA
Indigenous Author & Speaker
San Clemente, California
Angie

Kim

Award Winning Novelist
Great Falls, VA
Matt
New York Times Bestselling Author
Portland, ME
Liz Fenton & Lisa
Bestselling Author Duo
San Diego, California
Chitra Banerjee
Award Winning Author
Houston, TX
Deborah
Award Winning Children’s Author
Portland, OR
New York Times Bestselling Author
New York, NY
Brendan
Author and Educator
Washington, DC
Chelsea
Psychotherapist and Writer
Easthampton, MA
Renée
Children’s Author
Boston, MA
Traci
Award Winning Children’s Author
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stephen
Bestselling Novelist
Los Angeles, CA
John

Coy

Award Winning Children’s Author
Minneapolis, MN
Jean
New York Times Bestselling Author
New York City
J.C.
Guggenheim Fellow
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Helena Ku
Award Winning Children’s Author
Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Jaquette

Ray

Environmental Humanist and Professor
Arcata, CA
Carole
New York Times Bestselling Author
Maryland
Jennifer
Young Adult & Memoir/Essay Author
Boston, MA
Kid Lit Author
Bloomington, In
Andrea
Young Adult/Middle Grade
Fayetteville, AR
Award Winning Children’s Book Author
Philadelphia, PA
Elissa
Humor Writer
New York, NY
Alka
New York Times Best Selling Author
Pacific Grove, CA
Julia
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Seattle, WA
Heather
Historical Fiction Novelist
Mansfield Center, CT
Coretta Scott King & Newbery Medalist
Arlington, VA
Alan
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Portland, OR
Christine

Day

Award Winning Author
Seattle, WA
Award Winning Author
Qualla, NC
Darcie
Award Winning Lipan Apache Author
Corona del Mar, CA
Johnnie
Middle Grade Graphic Novelist
Vancouver, BC
Aaron
Award-Winning Novelist
Mariah
Indigenous Cookbook Author
Kalispell, MT
Leila
Award-Winning Nonfiction Author
Woodstock, CT
Bryn
Science Writer
Seattle, WA
Tochi
Award Winning Novelist
New Haven, CT
Lorena
Educational Author
Tampa, FL
Roberto
Multicultural Classroom Co-Founder
Lawrence, MA
Viola
Internationally Bestselling Author
Palm Springs, CA & Saugatuck, MI
Vanessa A.

Bee

Memoir Author
Washington, D.C.
Maika and Maritza
Sister-Writer Duo
Miami, FL
Deedee
Children’s Author
Louisville, KY
Camryn
Young Adult Author
New York, NY
Bathsheba
Environmental Historian
Providence, RI
Steve
Bestselling Children’s Author
New York, NY
Julia

Lee

Korean American Writer
Los Angeles, CA
Kathlyn J.
Middle Grade Author
Memphis, TN
Shauna J.
Children’s Author
New York, NY
Shelley
Nonfiction, History & Biography
Baltimore, MD
Molly B.
Middle Grade Author
Northampton, MA
J.E.
Middle Grade & Young Adult Novelist
Blountville, TN
Shirlene
Ghanaian-American Novelist
Chicago, IL
Award-Winning Children’s Author
Seattle, WA
Jamar J.
Middle Grade Novelist
Largo, MD
Erika T.
Urban Native
Denver, CO
Jesse
Memoir Author
San Diego, CA
Radical Honesty Advocates
Larry
Nonfiction Thriller Novelist
Orlando, FL
Lyndsie
Nonfiction Novelist
Clearwater, BC
Mallory
Spiritual Nonfiction Author
Asheville, NC
Misako
Japanese Manga Artist
Windsor, WI
Madeline
Environmental Journalist
Seattle, WA
Sarah
Nonfiction Author
Bismarck, ND
Michelle

Tea

Memoirist & Fiction Writer
Los Angeles, CA
Sherri
Middle Grade Novelist
Orlando, FL
Alexandra
Middle Grade Novelist
New York, NY
Gregory
Best Debut Novel
Maine
Nora
Emmy-nominated Journalist
Brooklyn, New York
Grant
Author & Illustrator
Wichita, Kansas
Andrew
New York Times Bestselling Author
Brentwood, TN
Alicia
Mexican American Children’s Author
Houston, TX
Raina
Middle Grade Graphic Novelist
San Francisco, CA
Michele
Award Winning Children’s Illustrator
Indianapolis, IN
Sonora
National Bestselling Author
Arizona
Jessica
New York Times Opinion Writer
New York, NY
Journalist
Boston, MA
Audrey
Environmental Diversity Expert
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Eric
Middle Grade & YA Novelist
San Francisco, CA
Emiko
YA & Adult Novelist
Vancouver, WA
Oscar
Critically Acclaimed Novelist
Tahlequah, OK
Isaac
Jewish Writer and Educator
Philadelphia, PA
RF
Bestselling Fantasy Novelist
New Haven, CT
Naomi
Bestselling Fantasy Novelist
New York, NY
Jonathan
Cartoonist & Illustrator
Portland, OR
Award Winning Novelist
Denver, CO
Alastair
Children’s Book Author
Kansas City, MO
Jorge
Author of Children’s Books
Asheville, NC
Katherine

Roy

Author & Illustrator of Children’s Books
Portland, OR
Ali
Author of Children’s Fiction
Lancaster, PA
Savala
Acclaimed Essayist
Richmond, CA
Award-Winning Memoirist & Fiction Writer
New York, NY
Author of Fiction
Missoula, MT
Eden
Bestselling Author of Fiction
British Columbia, Canada
Shilpa
Author of Nonfiction
Hawaii
Writer of Children’s Books
Washington State
Priyanka
Essayist & Writer of Fiction
Santa Fe, NM
Memoirist & Educator
New York, NY
Ian
Author of Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry
Toronto, ON, Canada
Patrick
Writer of Nonfiction
New York NY
Anthony
Memoirist
Brooklyn, NY
Waubgeshig
Bestselling Fiction Writer
Ontario, Canada
Award Winning Novelist
Saskatoon, Saskachewan
Jane
NYT Bestselling Author
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Morgan