Join a panel of notable Northeast Ohio children’s authors for an informative and fun morning as they discuss what it takes to turn an idea into a picture book, chapter book, or middle grade novel. The authors will provide insight into the publishing scene of children’s and middle grade books and take questions from the audience. Book signing to follow.
Tricia Springstubb is the author of books for kids of all ages, most recently the middle grade novel Every Single Second (HarperCollins) and the third book in a chapter book series, Cody and the Rules of Life (Candlewick Press). She lives in Cleveland Heights.
Along with being a children’s author, Andrea C. Kryszak works as a lawyer, practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Elder Law, and Real Estate. At work, she has to be very serious. But when she adopted her first rescue dog, Curly, she loved how he brought out her silly side and made her laugh! Andrea hopes that Curly’s story will inspire others to rescue dogs who need loving homes. She lives in Ohio with her husband and their two rescued dogs.
Shelley Pearsall is the author of six acclaimed books for youth, including Trouble Don’t Last, the winner of the 2003 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Two of her novels, The Seventh Most Important Thing and All of the Above, are ALA Notable Books. A former classroom teacher, Shelley has a master’s degree in education, and she has worked with more than 200,000 students across the country as a visiting author. She believes in the power of books to build bridges and start conversations. A lifelong Ohioan, Shelley lives in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Akron, Ohio. To find out more, visit her at www.onebookoneday.com.