Children’s Literature

Children’s Literature Committee

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart is the author of several novels for young adults including The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and The Boyfriend List. She writes for younger readers under the name Emily Jenkins. She teaches at the Hamline University MFA program in Writing for Children. (url: www.emilylockhart.com)

 

Michaela MacColl

Michaela MacColl

Michaela attended Vassar College and Yale University. She earned degrees in multi-disciplinary history. Unfortunately, it took her 20 years before she realized she was learning how to write historical fiction. Her favorite stories are the ones she finds about the childhood experiences of famous people. What happened that helped them to be great? Michaela has two daughters so she’s hoping to identify those moments firsthand. She and her family live in Connecticut, but she will travel at the drop of hat to do local research. Her books include Prisoners in the Palace (Chronicle, October 2010), Promise the Night (Chronicle, December 2011) and Nobody’s Secret (Chronicle, April 2013). (url:www.michaelamaccoll.com)

 

Kristen Tracy

Kristen Tracy

Kristen Tracy is the author of ten books of fiction for young adults and middle-grade readers, including Lost It (Simon & Schuster), Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus (Random House), and Sharks & Boys (Disney-Hyperion). She has an M.A. in American Literature from Brigham Young University, an M.F.A. in poetry from Vermont College, and a Ph.D. in English from Western Michigan University. Her poetry has appeared in Threepenny Review, Southern Review, The Sun, TriQuarterly, AGNI, and elsewhere. She co-edited A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women (University of Iowa Press). (url:www.kristentracy.com)

 

Jasmine WargaJasmine Warga

Jasmine Warga is the author of My Heart And Other Black Holes (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, Winter 2015). She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an MFA from Lesley University. She lives in Mariemont, Ohio with her husband, beloved gray cat and rambunctious red Labradoodle. She is currently at work on her second novel, presently untitled, which will be published in 2016. (url:www.jasminewarga.com)

 

Katie WilliamsKatie Williams, Chair

Katie Williams is the author of The Space Between Trees (2010) and Absent (2013). Her short fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Atlantic, Best American Fantasy, and elsewhere. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Texas in Austin and teaches writing at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. (url: www.katiewilliamsbooks.com)

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