Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo is the New York Times bestselling author of THE GHOST BRIDE (now a Netflix Original series) and THE NIGHT TIGER, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, Amazon’s Spotlight Pick, a Book of the Month Club selection, and one of Bookbub and USA Today’s best books of the year. It was also a Big […]


Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson has a rich history of leadership, beginning with her early roles in social justice organizations during her teen years and throughout college. Her passion for creating positive change led her to a distinguished twenty-year career in higher education, where she served in various administrative roles, ultimately becoming a vice provost where she advanced […]


Peng Shepherd

Peng Shepherd is the nationally bestselling, award-winning author of All This and More, The Cartographers, and The Book of M. Her novels have been acclaimed as a “Best Book of the Year” by the Washington Post, a “Best Book of the Summer” by the Today Show and NPR, and featured in the New York Times, […]


Yesenia Moises

Yesenia Moises is an Afro-Latina Author, Illustrator, and Toy Designer.  She uses her colorful illustrations and whimsical designs to create wonder and magic for young readers. In addition to her original Picture Book “Stellas Stellar Hair,” she also serves as illustrator for Tennis Olympian Serena Williams’ “The Adventures of Qai Qai” series. Her work has […]


Natalie Lloyd

Natalie Lloyd is the New York Times Bestselling Author of novels for young readers. Her first novel, A Snicker of Magic (2014), was an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a top 10 Kids Indie Next Pick and an NPR, iBooks and Parents Magazine best book of the year for […]


Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Philips is the author of six novels, including Night Watch, Quiet Dell, Lark And Termite, MotherKind, Shelter, and Machine Dreams, and two widely anthologized story collections, Fast Lanes, and Black Tickets. Night Watch was awarded the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Longlisted for the National Book Award; Quiet Dell was a Wall […]


Michelle Horton

Writer and activist Michelle Horton is the author of Dear Sister: A Memoir of Secrets, Survival, and Unbreakable Bonds. The book details the events surrounding a high-profile case in New York State and centers on two sisters: Nikki Addimando, incarcerated for killing her longtime abuser; and Michelle, who is left in the devastating fall-out to raise […]

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Elisa Stone Leahy

Elisa Stone Leahy is a queer, Peruvian-American children’s author who lives with her husband and kids in Columbus, Ohio. She likes writing about characters with complicated identities because her own identity has plenty of layers. Elisa was born in Ica, Peru, to American parents and lived there most of her life. She left Peru to […]


Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and a PhD candidate in the Theatre Arts and Performance Studies program at Brown University. She is the author of the award-winning children’s book Layla’s Happiness(Enchanted Lion Books), and the poetry collections Strut (Agape Editions) and Karma’s Footsteps (Flipped Eye). Tallie’s Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet […]


Sita Singh

Sita Singh was born and raised in India, immersed in the rich storytelling traditions of her multigenerational household. When she moved to the United States in 1999 and began raising her three children across Eastern and Western cultures, Sita discovered a lack of children’s books reflecting her vibrant heritage. This void inspired her journey into […]