Kathi Appelt: the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including BAT JAMBORIE and COWBOY DREAMS, as well as young adult books like KISSING TENNESSE AND OTHER STORIES FOR THE STARDUST DANCE. She lives in College Station. See also An Interview with Kathi Appelt.
Dianna Hutts Aston: the author of LOONY LITTLE, WHEN YOU WERE BORN, BLESS THIS MOUSE, and numerous other picture books. She lives in Buda. See also An Interview with Dianna Hutts Aston.
Chris Barton: the author of THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS. Chris lives in Austin.
Jane Scoggins Bauld: the author of numerous books, including THE VOYAGE OF THE THIRD SEED. She is very involved with the Christian Writers' Guild and lives in Austin.
Holly Bea: the author of several books, including GOD BELIEVES IN YOU and LUCY GOOSE GOES TO TEXAS. Holly has lived in Lubbock and now makes her home in Dallas.
Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt: the author of YOU THINK IT'S EASY BEING THE TOOTH FAIRY? and several non-fiction activity books. She was raised a military brat, graduated from The University of Texas, Austin, and now makes her home in Buffalo, New York.
Marcia Bennett: the author several books, including MYSTERY AT JACOB'S WELL and SOMEBODY LEFT THE DOOR OPEN. Marcia lives in Wimberly.
Diane Gonzales Bertrand: the author of several novels, including ALICIA'S TREASURE (1995), TRINO'S CHOICE (1999), and TRINO'S TIME (2001) as well as bilingual picture books, SIP,SLURP, SOUP, SOUP/CALDO, CALDO, CALDO (1997), FAMILY, FAMILIA (1999), THE LAST DOLL (2001), and UNCLE CHENTE'S PICNIC (2001). Her books are published by Arte Publico Press in Houston. She is Writer-In-Residence at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
Deborah Blumenthal: the author of ICE PALACE, AUNT CLAIRE'S YELLOW BEEHIVE HAIR, THE CHOCOLATE-COVERED-COOKIE TANTRUM, and DON'T LET THE PEAS TOUCH AND OTHER STORIES. Deborah Blumenthal is a previous Houston resident, but now makes her home in New York City.
Shelley Bueche: the author of THE EBOLA VIRUS AND BEDBUGS. Shelley lives in Austin.
Pam Calvert: the author of: MULTIPLYING MENACE; THE MAT MAKER; and FLYING SAUCER. She lives in Del Rio, Texas.
Peggy Caravantes: the author of biographies, including WAGING PEACE: THE STORY OF JANE ADDAMS; AN AMERICAN HERO: THE AUDIE MURPHY STORY; PETTICOAT SPIES.
Randy Cecil: the author-illustrator of DUCK and GATOR. Randy lives in the Houston area.
Tera Lynn Childs: the author of SWEET VENOM, FORGIVE MY FINS, FINS ARE FOREVER, GODDESS BOOT CAMP, and OH. MY. GODS. Tera used to live in Texas.
Melanie Chrismer: the author of the PHOEBE CLAPPSADDLE picture books and HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE: POSTCARDS FROM SPACE. Melanie is a fifth generation Texan (with kids at A&M), living just outside of Atlanta. See also An Interview with Melanie Chrismer.
Peggy Clement is the author of QUEEN OF THE CASTLE and SHIFTING SAND. She is a reading teacher of over 30 years and lives in Lumberton, Texas.
Rosemary Clement-Moore: the author of PROM DATES FROM HELL.
David R. Davis: the author of several picture books, including LIBRARIANS' NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. He grew up in San Antonio and lives in Fort Worth.
Carolee Dean: the author of the young adult novel, COMFORT (which is set in Texas). Carolee has lived in both Lubbock and Happy, Texas, and has a bachelor's degree from West Texas State in Canyon. She currently makes her home in Albuquerque.
Cynthia DeFelice: the award-winning author of numerous books at various age levels.
Tracy Dockray: the illustrator of numerous books for children, including MY BUNNY DIARY. Originally from Lubbock, Tracy now makes her home in New York City.
Clare B. Dunkle: the author of THE HOUSE OF DEAD MAIDS and numerous other books for YA readers. Clare previously lived in San Antonio and is now in Germany.
Kathy Duval: the author of THE THREE BEARS' CHRISTMAS and THE THREE BEARS' HALLOWEEN. Kathy was born in Oklahoma. She grew up in Texas and makes her home in the Houston area. See also An Interview with Kathy Duval.
Dotti Enderle: the author of THE FORTUNE TELLERS CLUB series and THE COTTON CANDY CATASTROPHE AT THE TEXAS STATE FAIR. Dotti is a native Texan and lives in Houston. See also An Interview with Dotti Enderle.
Chris Espinoza: the author of ROCKET MEGABYTE'S TEXAS ADVENTURE.
Sherry Garland: a fifth generation Texan, most of her books are set in Texas. Garland's titles include THE LOTUS SEED, SONG OF THE BUFFALO BOY, SHADOW OF THE DRAGON and MY FATHER'S BOAT. She lives in Bryan.
Gail Giles: the acclaimed author of SHATTERING GLASS, DEAD GIRLS DON’T WRITE LETTERS, PLAYING IN TRAFFIC, WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS MCBRIDE? and RIGHT BEHIND YOU. Gail lives in The Woodlands. See also An Interview with Gail Giles.
Keith Graves: the author/illustrator of several books, including THREE NASTY GNARLIES, PET BOY, and FRANK WAS A MONSTER WHO WANTED TO DANCE. Keith lives in Austin. See also An Interview with Keith Graves.
Peni R. Griffin: a fantasy, historical and contemporary fiction author for children and young adults. Peni’s books include: MARGO'S HOUSE; VIKKI VANISHES; THE MAZE; THE BRICKHOUSE BURGLARS; THE SWITCHING WELL; THE TREASURE BIRD; HOBKIN; A DIG IN TIME; and OTTO FROM OTHERWHERE. All of her novels are set in Texas. She lives in San Antonio. See also An Interview with Peni R. Griffin.
Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz: a poet and the author of more than ninety books for children, including reference and easy reader books. Babs lives in the Houston area.
Daniel J. Hale: the co-author of the ZEKE ARMSTRONG mystery series. Daniel splits his year between Texas and southern California.
Marian Hale: the author of THE TRUTH ABOUT SPARROWS and DARK WATER RISING. Marian lives in Rockport, Texas. See also An Interview with Marian Hale.
Kelly Milner Halls: a children's-and-YA author/commentator. Kelly’s titles include: DINOSAUR MUMMIES: BEYOND BARE-BONED FOSSILS. She was raised in Friendswood, Texas (and has an interest in returning to her home state for events). See also An Interview with Kelly Milner Halls.
Jo Harper: the author of several books, including FINDING DADDY: A STORY OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION; JALAPENO HAL; I COULD EAT YOU ALL UP! and more. She lives in Houston.
Suzanne Harper: the author of THE SECRET LIFE OF SPARROW DELANEY and THE JULIET CLUB. Suzanne graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and now makes her home in New York. See also An Interview with Suzanne Harper.
Betsy Haynes: the author of several books, including DEADLY DECEPTION, THE GREAT MOM SWAP; and THE FABULOUS FIVE. Betsy lives on Lake Lewisville, north of Dallas.
Kristi Holl: a writing teacher and the author of more than 20 books for young readers. She lives in San Antonio.
Kimberly Willis Holt: the author of WHEN ZACHARY BEAVER CAME TO TOWN, which won the National Book Award, as well as the multi-award-winning MY LOUISIANA SKY and MISTER AND ME (among others).She lives in Amarillo and is highly recommended as a speaker. See also An Interview with Kimberly Willis Holt.
P. J. Hoover: the author of THE FORGOTTEN WORLDS books, published by Blooming Tree Press. P. J. lives in Austin.
Louise A. Jackson: the author of EXILED! and GONE TO TEXAS: FROM VIRGINIA TO ADVENTURE. Louise has Texas roots and specializes in historical fiction.
Shelley Ann Jackson: the co-author-illustrator of LITTLE LIONS, BULL BAITERS & HUNTING HOUNDS: A HISTORY OF DOG BREEDS and other picture books. Shelley Ann makes her home in the Austin area and frequently speaks wit her husband, Jeff Crosby.
A. M. Jenkins: the author of several young adult novels, including BEATING HEART and REPOSSESSED. She lives in Benbrook, Texas.
Christopher S. Jennings: the author-illustrator of HELLO, TEXAS! and the illustrator of JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW. Christopher makes his home in Austin and is available for Saturday events.
Layne Johnson: the illustrator of numerous books for children, including A YOUNG MAN'S DANCE, CHRISTMAS FOR A KITTEN, WHERE HORSES RUN FREE and GRANDPARENT POEMS. Layne is a native Houstonian. See also An Interview with Layne Johnson.
Regan Johnson: the author/illustrator of LITTLE BUNNY KUNG FU. She lives in the Austin area.
Sophie Jordan: the author of FIRELIGHT and VANISH. Sophie grew up in the Texas Hill Country and now makes her home in Houston.
Janet Kaderli: the author of PATCHWORK TRAIL and MOLASSES COOKIES.
Doug Kennedy: the illustrator of the PIRATE PETE picture book series. Doug lives in Austin.
J. Aday Kennedy: a Christian market children's author. See also J. Aday Kennedy: A Writing Playground. Peek: "Read interviews of children authors, children illustrators, teachers, homeschoolers and tips on writing."
Helen Ketteman: the author of THE YEAR OF NO MORE CORN, THE CHRISTMAS BLIZZARD, and LUCK WITH POTATOES.
Christine Kohler: the author of TURKEY IN THE NEWS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE and FOR A BETTER LIFE. Christine is based in San Antonio.