Lin Oliver

Lin Oliver
Lin Oliver

Lin Oliver is the author of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series, and the co-author, with Henry Winkler, of the bestselling Hank Zipzer series. She is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. Her newest series, The Fantastic Frame, includes Danger! Tiger Crossing and Splat! Another Messy Sunday (Grosset & Dunlap, April 2016).

Find out more about her work at  linoliver.com and tweet her @linoliver .

Lin will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at the Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

James Iver Mattson

James Iver Mattson
James Iver Mattson

James Iver Mattson, with writing partner Barbara Brauner, is a middle-grade writer and screenwriter.

Barbara and James are the authors of the Oh My Godmother middle-grade series from Disney-Hyperion. About an ordinary girl who accidentally becomes a fairy godmother, the three books include OMG: The Glitter Trap (October, 2013), OMG: The Magic Mistake (February, 2014), and OMG: The Spell Bind (October 2014). They’re currently working on a top-secret, upcoming series from Alloy Entertainment Books. F
ind out more about James at braunermattson.com and tweet him @Jivermattson.

James will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at the Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

Barbara Brauner

Barbara Brauner
Barbara Brauner

Barbara Brauner, with writing partner James Iver Mattson, is a middle-grade writer and screenwriter. Barbara and James are the authors of the Oh My Godmother middle-grade series from Disney-Hyperion. About an ordinary girl who accidentally becomes a fairy godmother, the three books include OMG: The Glitter Trap (October, 2013), OMG: The Magic Mistake (February, 2014), and OMG: The Spell Bind (October 2014). They’re currently working on a top-secret, upcoming series from Alloy Entertainment Books.

Find out more about Barbara at www.braunermattson.com and tweet her @BarbaraBrauner.

Barbara will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at the Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

Andrew S. Chilton

Andrew S. Chilton
Andrew S. Chilton

Andrew S. Chilton drew inspiration for his first novel, The Goblin’s Puzzlefrom a wide variety of sources, ranging from The Hobbit to Monty Python to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. As a kid, he gobbled up fantasy novels and logic puzzles, and as an adult, he spent over ten years as a practicing lawyer before launching his career as a writer.

Find out more about his work at www.penguinrandomhouse.com and tweet him @andrewschilton.

Andrew will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

Pseudonymous Bosch

Pseudonymous Bosch
Pseudonymous Bosch

Pseudonymous Bosch is the anonymous pseudonymous author of the Secret Series. There have been many bizarre theories, tall stories, and baseless accusations over the years about the true identity of Pseudonymous Bosch.

His work includes: his debut book, The Name of This Book Is Secret (Little, Brown, September 2008);  If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late  (September 2009); This Book Is Not Good for You  (September 2010); This Isn’t What It Looks Like (September 2011); and You Have to Stop This (October 2012). His newest series includes two “bad” books: Bad Magic (Little, BrownSeptember 2014) and Bad Luck (February 2016).

Find out more about his work at pseudonymousbosch.com  and tweet him @isthisPBosch.

Pseudonymous will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

Carter Higgins

Carter Higgins
Carter Higgins

Carter Higgins is a picture book author, K-6 librarian, former-ish graphic designer, and a huge fan of words and pictures. Her work includes Everything You Need for a Treehouse (Chronicle Books, 2017), a celebration of the creativity and timeless adventure of building a treehouse and A Rambler Steals Home (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), in which Derby Christmas Clark, a “rambler on the road” with her father and little brother, discovers that the small Virginia town they return to each year harbors secrets and hopes within its battered baseball stadium.

Find out more about her work at designofthepicturebook.com, read her contributions to allthewonders.com, and tweet her @CarterHiggins.

Carter will appear on the Picture Book Stage at Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

 

Julie Berry

Julie Berry
Julie Berry

Julie Berry grew up in western New York. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College in writing for children and young adults. She now lives in Southern California with her husband and four sons.

 The Passion of Dolssa (Viking, 2016), Julie’s forthcoming YA/adult novel, has received four stars already and wide critical acclaim. Her middle grade novel, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place  (Roaring Brook, 2014) received an Odyssey Honor. All the Truth That’s in Me (Viking, 2013) was Julie’s first YA novel. Julie is also the author of The Amaranth Enchantment (Bloomsbury, 2010) and Secondhand Charm (Bloomsbury, 2012) and the Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys series (Penguin Books for Young Readers).

Find out more about her work at julieberrybooks.com and tweet her @JulieBerryBooks.

Julie will appear on the Young Adult Stage at the Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

Leslie Margolis

Leslie Margolis
Leslie Margolis

Leslie Margolis is the author of more than fifty books for young readers including five Annabelle Stevens books: Boys Are Dogs (Bloomsbury, September 2008), Girls Acting Catty (November 2009),  Everybody Bugs Out (May 2011),  One Tough Chick (January 2014), and Monkey Business.  Her work also includes The Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries: Girl’s Best Friend  (Bloomsbury, October 2011), Vanishing Acts (January 2013), and Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion (September 2014). Her latest release is If I Were You (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, May 2015).

Find out more about her work at lesliemargolis.com and tweet her @lesliemargolis.

Leslie will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

Tracy Holczer

Tracy Holczer
Tracy Holczer

Tracy Holczer is a middle grade author. She lives in Southern California with her husband, three daughters and two rather fluffy dogs named Buster and Molly.  Her debut book, The Secret Hum of a Daisy (Putnam, May 2014) tells the story of Grace’s life after her mother’s sudden death. Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she’s never met. She can’t imagine her mother would want her to stay with this stranger. Then Grace finds clues in a mysterious treasure hunt, just like the ones her mother used to send her on.

Find out more about her work at tracyholczer.com and tweet her @TracyHolczer.

Tracy will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.

Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci
Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick Press, February 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx, May 2007), First Day on Earth (Scholastic Press, November 2011), The Year of the Beasts (Roaring Brook Press, May 2012) , Tin Star  (Roaring Brook Press, February 2014), Stone in the Sky (Roaring Brook Press, February 2015)and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck (First Second, May 2013).  Most recently published is Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (Disney Lucasfilm Press, September 2015).  She is the Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two time Macdowell Fellow and the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books.

Find out more about her work at castellucci.wordpress.com and tweet her @misscecil.

Cecil will appear on the Middle Grade Stage at Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.