Funk, Josh

Funk, Josh

Josh Funk writes silly stories and somehow tricks people into publishing them as books – such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series Dear Dragon, Pirasaurs!, Albie Newton, How to Code a Sandcastle and more! Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes manuscripts.

For more information about Josh Funk, visit him at www.joshfunkbooks.com and on Twitter at @joshfunkbooks.

3 Fun Facts

1. Josh Funk plays a mean rhythm guitar – he wrote and sang the songs for all of his book trailers.
2. Josh Funk has a system for eating pancakes so the bottom pancake gets the same amount of syrup as the top.
3. Josh Funk can only think of 2 fun facts about himself.

Ferry, Beth

Ferry, Beth

Beth Ferry is the author of numerous books for young readers, including the NYT bestseller, Stick and Stone. Other titles include Squirrel’s Family Tree, Sealed with a Kiss and Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish. She is mainly inspired by two things: word play and the sea. Luckily, Beth is an avid reader who lives close to the beach so inspiration is never very far away. In addition to picture books, Beth has begun writing graphic novels. When not reading and writing, Beth can be found blowing bubbles for her bulldog, Chaucer. You can learn more at www.bethferry.com.

3 Fun Facts

1. Beth has celebrated all but four of her birthdays in NJ.
2. Beth is a pro at making piñatas and has made over 100 of them.
3. Beth blows approximately 200 bubbles every day.

Formento, Alison Ashley

Formento, Alison Ashley

Alison Ashley Formento is the author of the new chapter book One Alien & Four Furry Tails Tales and award-winning nature picture books This Tree Counts!, This Tree, 1, 2, 3, These Bees Count!, These Seas Count!, and These Rocks Count! Her young adult novel Twigs was featured in Publisher’s Weekly as a notable new release for teen readers. Alison has written for several national publications including The New York Times, The Writer , and Parenting. She loves visiting schools and libraries and donates a portion of book proceeds to AmericanForests.org. www.alisonashleyformento.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I love to tap dance.
2. I love burnt brownies, but I don’t like ice cream.
3. I met Nelson Mandela when he first visited America after being released from prison. He was so kind and it’s something I’ll never forget.