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Miller, Daniel Jude

Miller, Daniel Jude

Daniel Jude Miller is the author and illustrator of the children’s picture book series Monsters in Manhattan, as well as Everybody Wake Up, Earclaw and Eddie and the upcoming Halloween Boy and the Christmas Kid. Growing up in Queens, NY and going to college and working in Manhattan for many years inspired him to write and draw all the creatures and goblins he came across on a daily basis. He now lives upstate, far from the clutches of those monsters. www.djudemiller.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I met my wife while working up in the clouds on the 65th floor of the Empire State Building.
2. I have a baseball hat collection, 279 and counting…
3. My middle name is Jude. It’s also the middle name of my brother, two sisters and son. And I donate a dollar from every book to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Zunon, Elizabeth

Zunon, Elizabeth

Drawing and painting have always been among the most important things to illustrator Elizabeth Zunon. Born in Albany, NY and raised in the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), West Africa surrounded by vibrant African fabrics and tropical vegetation, Elizabeth’s love of color and pattern grew, lingered, and is a fixture today in her works. After returning to the United States, Elizabeth graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006. Her ninth illustrated children’s book, The Legendary Miss Lena Horne (Simon & Schuster), was published in January 2017. www.lizzunon.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I have a different music soundtrack for each book I illustrate.
2. I love to bake! Just made raspberry meringues for the first time for Valentine’s Day.
3. I love taking long drives and discovering new places.

Collier, Bryan

Collier, Bryan

In 1989, Bryan Collier received a B.F.A from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He then became the assistant director then director of a self- taught painting studio for children called the Harlem Horizon Art Studio located at the Harlem Hospital Center, NYC.

After a seven year persuit to make children’s books,Collier published, “Uptown” in which he both wrote and illustrated and won the coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Award. Bryan Collier went on to win four Caldecott Honors for, Martin’s Big Words, Rosa, Dave the Potter, and Tromebone Shorty as well as winning nine CSK Awards and Honors for such books as Visiting Langston, Freedom River, Rosa, Martin;’s Big Words’ Knock, Knock, Uptown, I, too,am America, Dave the Potter and Tromebone Shorty. In 2014, Bryan Collier was the U.S nominee for the Hans Christian Anderson Award. www.bryancollier.com

Udell, Dan

Udell,  Dan

New York State author Dan Udell has that kind of life that embraces all things of the mind and soul — music, writing, photography, science, technology and the wonders of nature. He earned degrees in physics and mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, offered his talent as a writer with IBM (science, technology and photoessays and videography presentations for historic events), and curated art exhibitions as well as being the featured artist in many solo photographic exhibitions.

Talbott, Hudson

Talbott, Hudson

Hudson Talbott is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He went to school in Rome for fine art, came back to NYC, and now lives in Greene County.  He has been a full time author/illustrator since 1986. www.hudsontalbott.com

Ferry, Beth

Ferry, Beth

Beth Ferry lives and writes by the beach in New Jersey. She is inspired by the sea and the sand and the salt. Her books often include pirates and whales and sharks and sometimes a squirrel or two. She is the author of Stick and Stone, Land Shark, Pirate’s Perfect Pet, and A Small Blue Whale. You can learn more at www.bethferry.com.

Yeh, Kat

Yeh, Kat

Kat Yeh is the author of the award-winning, middle grade novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINKIE PIE, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, as well as the picture book, THE FRIEND SHIP, from Disney-Hyperion. Kat will serve as the 2017 Dorothy Carter Writer-In-Residence at Bank Street School for Children. She lives with her family on Long Island. www.katyeh.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I love to cook and pretend to have cooking shows in my kitchen ALL THE TIME
2. I have regular dance parties during the day, alone at home
3. I am a really easy cry – commercials, movies, books

Hirsch, Jeff

Hirsch, Jeff

Jeff Hirsch is originally from Richmond Virginia and now lives in Beacon, NY. He wrote The Eleventh Plague, The Darkest Path and Black River Falls. His peanut butter chocolate chip cookies will renew your faith that there is something good and holy in this barbaric world. www.jeff-hirsch.com

Apple, Jon

Apple, Jon

Jon Apple is an artist and illustrator living in Bethlehem, Pa. He is versed in every method and medium imaginable. From greetings cards to editorial cartoons, from posters to portraiture, from fine art to PhotoShop. The eye’s the limit.

3 Fun Facts

1. I can write backwards and forwards simultaneously
2. I do impressions.
3. I can cross one eye at a time.

Wan, Joyce

Wan, Joyce

Award-winning author-illustrator, Joyce Wan, designed her first greeting card when she was in first grade for a city-wide greeting card design contest. The design won first place and was subsequently sold through a major department store chain. Twenty years later, that design would inspire a line of greeting cards and eventually a design studio called Wanart. Products featuring Joyce’s designs are now sold in boutiques and gift shops worldwide and she has published twenty books for children including the best-selling YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE. Joyce is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter. Through all her work, she hopes to inspire people to embrace the spirit of childhood and follow their dreams. www.wanart.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Never went to art school
2. Was an architect before becoming an author/illustrator
3. Loves to sing karaoke