Jackson, Tiffany D.

Jackson, Tiffany D.

Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of critically acclaimed YA novels including the Coretta Scott King — John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning Monday’s Not Coming, the NAACP Image Award-nominated Allegedly, and her ode to 90’s hip-hop Let Me Hear A Rhyme. www.writeinbk.com

CSK John Steptoe for New Talent
Walter Dean Myers Honor

3 Fun Facts

1. I’m obsessed with horror movies
2. Love cookie dough
3. I don’t do clowns.

Janowitz, Jessie

Janowitz, Jessie

Jessie Janowitz is a graduate of Princeton University’s undergraduate creative writing program and holds a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School. She’s currently in the Writing for Children MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. The Doughnut Fix is her debut novel and the first book in a middle grade series. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children. www.jessiejanowitz.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I love the machines that I grew up with but that we don’t use anymore, like air poppers, typewriters, and cassette players, and I try to sneak them into my stories.
2. I never baked anything until I had kids, not even chocolate chip cookies.
3. I hate bats (the flying kind).