Elana K. Arnold

Elana K. Arnold
Elana K. Arnold

Elana K. Arnold writes books for and about children and teens. Her most recent YA novel, Infandous (March 2015, Carolrhoda Books), won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Her middle grade titles include The Question of Miracles (February 2015, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Far from Fair (March 2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

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

James Burks

James Burks
James Burks

James Burks is a picture book writer and illustrator who began his career as an artist in animation. His credits include feature films like The Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis, The Iron Giant and the TV shows like Wow Wow Wubbzy, Ni-hao Kai-lan, The Dinosaur Train, and Fan Boy and Chum Chum.

His work includes his debut book, Gabby & Gator (Yen Press, September 2010); the lively graphic novel series Bird & Squirrel (Scholastic, 2012-2015); as well as picture books like Beep & Bah (Carolrhoda Books, January 2012) and his latest release, Pigs and a Blanket (Disney-Hyperion, April 2016). He has also illustrated for other authors like Tara LazarStephen Kresnsky, Greg Trine, Joan Holub, and Jessica Young.

Find out more about his work at jamesburks.com and tweet him @jamesburksart.

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