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).
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), andOMG: The Spell Bind(October 2014). They’re currently working on a top-secret, upcoming series from Alloy Entertainment Books. F
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), andOMG: The Spell Bind(October 2014). They’re currently working on a top-secret, upcoming series from Alloy Entertainment Books.
Andrew S. Chilton drew inspiration for his first novel, The Goblin’s Puzzle, from 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.
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.
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 andA 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.
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.
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.
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 isMoving 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.