Jackson & Saira Rao

Regina Jackson Born in Chicago in 1950 Regina remembers an America where everything was in Black and white. Burned into her memory are; the beatings and horrific treatment of civil rights workers throughout the south, the Goodman, Chaney & Schwerner murders, the murder of Viola Liuzzo, the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the […]


Larry Loftis

Larry Loftis is the New York Times and international bestselling author of four non-fiction thrillers: The Princess Spy (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, winner of the Florida Book Awards bronze medal), Code Name: Lise (USA Today bestseller, winner of the Florida Book Awards silver medal, Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist), Into […]


Lyndsie Bourgon

Lyndsie Bourgon (mostly) writes about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and identity. Her features have been published in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, the Guardian, the Oxford American, Aeon, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and elsewhere. In 2018, she traveled to Peru with National Geographic to document indigenous experiences of timber theft. Lyndsie’s first book, Tree Thieves, was […]


Mallory McDuff

Mallory McDuff writes and teaches environmental education at Warren Wilson College, a liberal arts school that integrates academics with work and community engagement. She lives on campus with her two daughters in a 900-square foot house with an expansive view of a white barn, a herd of cows, and the Appalachian mountains of Western North […]


Misako Rocks!

Misako wanted to move to American since she was 11 after she got a crush on Michael J Fox in Back to the Future. At age 19, she won a scholarship to come to American as an exchange student. Her first break came when The Onion decided to use her illustrations for their “Savage Love” […]


Madeline Ostrander

I am a journalist who writes about humans and our ongoing struggles to find an appropriate place on this round, blue planet. My book, At Home on an Unruly Planet tells the stories of four American communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis—and reflects on what it means to make a home in this […]


Sarah Vogel

Sarah Vogel is the first woman elected Commissioner of Agriculture and one of the foremost agriculture lawyers in the United States. The American Agricultural Law Association awarded her its Distinguished Service Award, and Willie Nelson honored Sarah at Farm Aid’s 30th anniversary for her longtime service to family farmers. Hailed as “a giant killer in […]


Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of over a dozen books of memoir, fiction, poetry and children’s lit — including her latest, Knocking Myself Up. Her memoir Valencia won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction, even though it was obviously all true. It was also made into a sprawling, feature-length art film using nearly […]


Sherri Winston

Sherri Winston is a proud mama of two beautiful daughters. She is also a lover of cupcakes, cooking shows and spy movies. The Braid Girls is her latest book with Little, Brown. Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution, Jada Sly, Artist & Spy, The Sweetest Sound and President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code are also among […]


Alexandra Méndez

Alexandra V. Méndez is a writer, teacher, and scholar who grew up bilingual in Decatur, Georgia, with family roots in Mexico and Mississippi. She graduated from Harvard University in History and Literature and has a Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. In Alexandra’s debut novel, Jade is starting eighth grade in […]