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Bildner, Phil

Bildner, Phil

Phil Bildner is the author of numerous children’s picture books including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize winning Marvelous Cornelius, Martina & Chrissie, Twenty-One Elephants, The Soccer Fence, and The Unforgettable Season. He is the author of A Whole New Ballgame, Rookie of the Year, and Tournament of Champions, the first three books in the middle grade Rip & Red series, and he is also the co-creator of The New York Times Bestselling middle grade chapter book serial, Sluggers. A former middle school teacher in the New York City public schools, Phil spends much of the year visiting schools around the country conducting writing workshops and talking process with students. He lives in Newburgh, New York with his husband and dog. www.philbildner.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I’ve been to the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and the World Series
2. I’ve ran the New York City Marathon twice.
3. I’ve visited 48 of the 50 United States.

Sadlowski, Dan

Sadlowski, Dan

I love stories. I believe they can uplift, inspire, and change people’s lives. I love spending time with my family, my goddaughter Lola, playing basketball, exploring, adventures, superheroes, daydreaming, nonsense, the ocean, and nature. I love teaching K-8 Technology and Physical Education at Richmond Consolidated School.

Finding BrooklynAnd The Next Great Superhero has hosted numerous Superhero Days and visits at schools, child health care facilities, historic places, & more. Want to learn how to become a superhero? By reading Finding Brooklyn you will find that even YOU, yes YOU have AWE-MAZING Superpowers too! findingbrooklyn-book.com

3 Fun Facts

1. “Baby Groot was here” (Hey! who wrote that?
2. I have Superpowers (You do too!)
3. Let’s save the universe and grab a slice of pizza. #gofindingbrooklyn

Raff, Anna

Raff, Anna

Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator of several books for children. Before her career as an illustrator, Anna was a designer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and several children’s book publishers in New York City. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, and lives in New York City, where there are reportedly four rats per human resident. www.suzannebloom.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I live in New York City.
2. My nickname is “Banana.”
3. I know how to juggle.

Bloom, Suzanne

Bloom, Suzanne

Drawing, painting and making things, reading and writing have always been my stepping stones

I studied at Cooper Union and began collecting picture books. I was an architectural renderer and wooden toy maker .

After my first two books were published, I declared myself an artist; claiming the messiness, devotion and the magpie eye, all in service to the creation of beautiful art that will end up in the hands of children.

18 books later, there are still more ideas and characters to explore. www.suzannebloom.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Stripy socks are my favorite.
2. My summers are planned around reading and weeding.
3. “Lilo and Stitch” makes me cry.

Masiello, Ralph

Masiello, Ralph

Ralph was born, raised in the state of Massachusetts. He now resides in Connecticut where he lives with his daughters Alexa and Talia. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, Illustration, 1985), Ralph has illustrated for magazines, newspapers and books, created posters and prints, and shown his fine art paintings in galleries throughout the world. Since 1987, he has visited over 2,700 schools all over the nation and the world, inspiring children with his life story, humor, and art. While visiting schools, he is often inspired himself by the enthusiasm, creativity, and hard work of the students and teachers. This led him to create his unique “How to Draw” book series which has become his most popular books yet!  www.ralphmasiello.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I am 57 (as of the book festival) and race motocross for fun.
2. I am a certified Advanced Open Water SCUBA diver and have logged over 300 dives (although I haven’t lately since hurting an eardrum) and have swam with sharks, stingrays, moray eels, and manatees.
3. I have been skiing since I was 5 years old, but not as much as I would like!

McCarthy, Deirdre

McCarthy, Deirdre

Deirdre McCarthy has earned a Master of Science in Education, with distinction. In addition, she has earned a certification, Certified Financial Education Instructor, through the National Educator’s Council. Currently, Deirdre is a teacher in the Hudson Junior High School. In addition, she has a financial literacy company for children, Counting with Common Cents. In her free time, Deirdre loves spending time with her family and dog. www.countingwithcommoncents.com

3 Fun Facts

1. In sixth grade, I modeled for a book cover that Diane de Groat created.
2. I am a teacher in the Hudson City School District.
3. I love spending my free time with my family and dog.

Hasbrook, Sarah D.

Hasbrook, Sarah D.

Sarah D. Hasbrook wrote and illustrated her first self-published book “Sadie Mae’s Constant Song” in the summer of 2017. In addition, Sarah is a second grade special education teacher. She holds an Associate in Arts from Columbia-Greene Community College, Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY New Paltz and two Master’s degrees, one in Childhood Special Education and most recently (2017), a second Master’s degree in Childhood Literacy Education both from SUNY New Paltz. Her passion for teaching and literacy prompted her to write this story. She wanted people to know that even when life is difficult, it is important to always see the good in every situation. In her free time she loves photography, to travel, and of course spend time with her favorite four legged friend, Sadie Mae. Visit Sarah’s website.

3 Fun Facts

1. Sailing is one of my favorite things to do on vacation.
2. My second grade teacher inspired me to be a second grade teacher.
3. I love to travel, but I have never been in an airplane.

Crews, Nina

Crews, Nina

Nina Crews has written and illustrated many energetic stories for young children including One Hot Summer Day, The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below. She uses photographs and photo collages to create distinctive illustrations. Her work has been recognized by the ALA Notable Committee, Cooperative Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild, and Bank Street College of Education. Her latest book is Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son. www.ninacrews.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Loves running, yoga and watching her son play soccer.
2. Has a cat is named White Sox, with four white paws.
3. Has too many books at home, which is a great problem to have!

Gray, John

Gray, John

John is an Emmy winning writer and journalist from upstate New York. When his puppy Samuel died at just six months of age John decided to turn the sadness into something positive that could help any child who goes through the loss of a pet. That is how “God Needed A Puppy” was born. He is donating $1 from each book sold to animal shelters around the country and to date has given away more than $10.000. He is currently working on his second children’s book- Keller’s Heart. View John’s Facebook page.

3 Fun Facts

1. John used to train German Shepherds in something called Schutzund which involved him putting on a protective sleeve and letting dogs attack him for fun.
2. John’s first job was delivering the Troy Record newspaper at the age of 11. When he grew up he went back to work there as a weekly columnist and has written more than 1,000 columns over 20 years.
3. John has different colored eyes, his right eye is blue and his left is half brown/half blue. But DMV won’t allow him to put both colors down on his driver’s license.

Miller, Sam J.

Miller, Sam J.

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His debut novel The Art of Starving (YA/SF) was published by HarperCollins in 2017, and will be followed by Blackfish City from Ecco Press in 2018. His stories have been nominated for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards, and have appeared in over a dozen “year’s best” anthologies. He’s a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Workshop, and a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in New York City, and at www.samjmiller.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I grew up in Hudson; my family owned Sam’s Supermarket on Warren Street!
2. I was Most Valuable Player on the Hudson High Swim Team (also, I was the only player on the Hudson High Swim Team)
3. Joan Rivers made fun of me once, and it was The Greatest Thing.