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Groenink, Chuck

Groenink, Chuck

Chuck hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He attended the Artez Institute of Visual Arts in Kampen, graduating from the department of Illustration in 2004. His work has been featured and selected by the Society of Illustrators, The Fox is black, Pikaland, Illustration Friday, and Spike Jonze’s blog: We Love You So

Karina has written copy and essays about food, fashion, film and art; scouted and developed film scripts; and worked as a writer-producer of documentaries. She studied film and writing in New York, Paris and Dublin and now lives in Manhattan with her dogs, Barry and Luca. www.karinawolf.com  www.chuckgroenink.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Karina wrote this story when her rescue dog Luca was turned away from a New York City dog park because the other dog owners thought he was a fox!
2. Chucky has a spotted dog and several fluffy cats.
3. He likes to draw pictures, bake bread and go for walks.

Wolf, Karina

Wolf, Karina

Karina has written copy and essays about food, fashion, film and art; scouted and developed film scripts; and worked as a writer-producer of documentaries. She studied film and writing in New York, Paris and Dublin and now lives in Manhattan with her dogs, Barry and Luca.

Chuck hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He attended the Artez Institute of Visual Arts in Kampen, graduating from the department of Illustration in 2004. His work has been featured and selected by the Society of Illustrators, The Fox is black, Pikaland, Illustration Friday, and Spike Jonze’s blog: We Love You So. www.karinawolf.com  www.chuckgroenink.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Karina wrote this story when her rescue dog Luca was turned away from a New York City dog park because the other dog owners thought he was a fox!
2. Chucky has a spotted dog and several fluffy cats.
3. He likes to draw pictures, bake bread and go for walks.

Phelan, Matt

Phelan, Matt

Matt Phelan is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal. He is the author/illustrator of four graphic novels: the Scott O’Dell Award-winning The Storm in the Barn, Around the World, Bluffton, and the New York Times Bestseller Snow White. His latest books include the picture books Pignic and A Kite for Moon (by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple) and the novel Knights vs. Dinosaurswww.mattphelan.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Can play the ukulele
2. Studied acting in college instead of art.
3. Lives with his family in Pennsylvania.

Hood, Susan

Hood, Susan

Susan Hood is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for young readers who loves talking with kids at author school visits nationwide. ADA’S VIOLIN was the recipient of the 2017 Christopher Award, the 2017 Flora Steiglitz Straus Award from Bank Street, the 2017 América’s Award, and was named a 2017 E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book. New for 2018 were SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World and Susan’s first middle grade novel LIFEBOAT 12, which School Library Journal called “an edge-of-your-seat survival tale, an extensively researched work of historical fiction, and an exemplar of the form.” Next up? Susan is collaborating with Thai journalist Pathana Sornhiran and Thai illustrator Dow Phumiruk on a brand-new picture book entitled TITAN AND THE WILD BOARS: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team. In bookstores May, 2019. www.susanhoodbooks.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I was the youngest child in my town to have a library card.
2. I’ve had lunch with Big Bird.
3. I’ve sailed a 38’ sailboat through the Bermuda Triangle where we lost our engine, navigation equipment and lights. We had to reach Bermuda using a handheld sextant and the stars

Northrop, Michael

Northrop, Michael

Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of the TombQuest series and other books for kids and teens. His first young adult novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start citation, and his second, Trapped, was an Indie Next List selection. His first middle-grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the best children’s books of the year by the New York Public Library and was selected by NPR for its Backseat Book Club. A former senior editor at Sports Illustrated Kids, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Visit him online at www.michaelnorthrop.net

3 Fun Facts

1. I am dyslexic and repeated second grade.
2. I once stepped on a yellowjacket nest and was stung approx.75 times.
3. According to family lore, I am related to Jonathan Swift, who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.

Shapiro, Esme

Shapiro, Esme

Esmé Shapiro grew up amongst the succulents and coyotes of Laurel Canyon, California. She currently resides in a plant-filled apartment in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Esmé is a past recipient of both the Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship and the SILA West 53 Gold Award-Phillip Hayes Scholarship. She has exhibited at The Society of Illustrators and her work has been featured in Taproot, Quill and Quire, and Plansponsor Magazines. Her first book, OOKO, was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award and was # 1 on the National Post Best Seller’s List. www.esmeshapiroillustrations.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I know how to Irish Jig
2. If I could be any food I would be a bagel
3. My dog is a fuzzy alien

Johnston, Jeffry W.

Johnston, Jeffry W.

Author of young adult mysteries and thrillers. FRAGMENTS was a 2008 Edgar nominee by the Mystery Writers of America for Best Young Adult Mystery and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). THE TRUTH was also a YALSA Quick Pick, for 2017, and a 2017 In the Margins Top 10 Award winner. Jeffry has also publishing numerous short stories and articles covering various genres and subjects, and has worked as a film and theatre reviewer. His website is at jeffrywjohnston.com

3 Fun Facts

1. When I was in 5th grade, I lived in England for a year.
2. I’m a big baseball fan and my favorite team is the Philadelphia Phillies
3. I was born in a military hospital in Corpus Christi, TX.

Lerangis, Peter

Lerangis, Peter

Peter Lerangis has written more than 160 books, which have sold more than 6 million copies and been translated into 34 languages. His nine New York Times bestsellers titles include the entire Seven Wonders series and several books in The 39 Clues series. His YA novel Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am, written with Harry Mazer, won the ALA Schneider Award and made the Best Fiction for Young Adults list. He’s spoken in 41 states and nine foreign countries, acted in a Broadway musical, earned a degree in biochemistry from Harvard, and eaten LOTS of chocolate along the way. www.peterlerangis.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Rock-climbed in Yosemite Park while it was being evacuated for an earthquake.
2. Ran and finished the New York City Marathon
3. Acted and sang in a Broadway musical

Hiranandani, Veera

Hiranandani, Veera

Veera Hiranandani is the author of The Night Diary, which received the 2018 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature, is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a New York Times Editor’s Choice Pick, The Whole Story of Half a Girl, which was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asian Book Award Finalist, and the chapter book series, Phoebe G. Green (Grosset & Dunlap). She earned her MFA in fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute. www.veerahiranandani.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I once almost bought a horse
2. I was on the swim team in high school
3. If I weren’t a writer, I’d be a chef or a painter.

Abbott, Tony

Abbott, Tony

Tony Abbott writes books for young readers aged 6 to 14, including Kringle, Underworlds, and the long-running series, The Secrets of Droon. He is also author of the realistic novels Firegirl (2006 Golden Kite Award for Fiction) and The Postcard (2008 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery), and the civil-rights drama, Lunch-Box Dream. His latest novels are The Summer of Owen Todd (2017), Denis Ever After (2018), and The Great Jeff (2019). Tony has been on the faculty of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing, is a frequent conference speaker and visitor to schools. www.tonyabbottbooks.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I play the guitar middling fair, the violin terribly, and the trombone not at all.
2. I wrote poetry for twenty years before writing novels for children, and am now combining the two disciplines.