Young Adult Authors

Lisa Alvarado

Lisa Alvarado

Lisa Alvarado is an educator, poet, novelist, and journalist. She is the founder of La Onda Negra Press, and is author of Reclamo and The Housekeeper’s Diary, originally a book of poetry and now a one-woman performance. Her first novel, Sister Chicas (written with Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane...
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William G. Tapply

William G. Tapply

William G. Tapply (1940–2009) was an American author best known for writing legal thrillers. A lifelong New Englander, he graduated from Amherst and Harvard before going on to teach social studies at Lexington High School. He published his first novel, Death at Charity’s Point, in 1984. A story...
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Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart's magazine Found is dedicated to discarded notes, letters, flyers, photos, lists, and drawings found and sent in by readers. The magazine spawned a best-selling book, Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World, published in April 2004. A second...
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Christopher Krovatin

Christopher Krovatin

Chris Krovatin here. I'm an author ('Heavy Metal & You', 'Venomous', and the 'Gravediggers' series), an actor, a metalhead, and a New Yorker. I'm also a journalist for multiple heavy metal press outfits, specifically Revolver Magazine, Invisible Oranges, and MetalSucks. I scream for a local New...
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Joe L. Wheeler

Joe L. Wheeler

Joe Wheeler has been labeled many things: as Father Christmas because of his editing/compiling America’s longest-running Christmas of story series — Christmas in My Heart (now in its 18th season); as one of America’s leading story anthologists (56 story collections by twelve publishing houses);...
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Klaus Lynggaard

Klaus Lynggaard

Klaus Lynggaard (født den 15. september 1956 på Frederiksberg) er en dansk forfatter, kritiker, musiker og sanger.Han startede en skønlitterær praksis med debutbogen Vinterkrig fra 1981, en retning, han fulgte de følgende 7 år. Parallelt med forfatterskabet skrev han rockkritik i Kristeligt...
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Miho Obana

Miho Obana

Miho Obana (小花美穂, born April 26, 1970) is a shōjo manga artist born in Tokyo, Japan.She began her manga career as an assistant to Momoko Sakura, creator of Chibi Maruko-chan. She debuted in 1990 with the (one-shot manga) Mado no Mukō, which was published in the autumn 1990 issue of Ribon...
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Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey

Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in 1936 when he was 11, then remarried in 1952 when he was 27. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. His...
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Dana  Davidson

Dana Davidson

Dana Davidson is the author of two novels for young adults, Jason and Kyra (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun 2004) and Played (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun 2005). Booklist calls Jason and Kyra a book that “teens won’t be able to stop reading….” About Played, School Library Journal says, “Davidson’s...
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Lynn Weingarten

Lynn Weingarten

Lynn Weingarten is an editor and New York Times bestselling author living in Brooklyn. Her fourth young adult novel, Suicide From Beautiful Girls, was published by SimonPulse in the US and Egmont/Electric Monkey in the UK. It was on The New York Times bestseller list for five weeks, is a YALSA...
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Abigail Hilton

Abigail Hilton

When Abigail Hilton flopped, gasping, onto the beach of a tiny, unnamed key off the Florida coast, she was grateful that her audience included only a handful of sea gulls, a raccoon, and one very surprised panther. The panther fled, along with the raccoon, but one of the curious sea gulls hopped...
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Gilda Cordero-Fernando

Gilda Cordero-Fernando

Gilda Cordero-Fernando is a multiawarded writer, publisher and cultural icon from the Philippines. She was born in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa’s College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University.She started off as a writer and was awarded the Palanca Award for Literature...
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Antun Šoljan

Antun Šoljan

Antun Šoljan (Beograd, 1. prosinca 1932. - Zagreb, 12. srpnja 1993.), hrvatski književnik.Pjesnik, pripovjedač, dramatičar, romanopisac, književni kritičar, esejist, feljtonist, prevoditelj, priređivač antologija, urednik triju značajnih književnih časopisa 1950-ih i 1960-ih (Međutim,...
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Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and...
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Ryan Pesigan Reyes

Ryan Pesigan Reyes

He used to go by the nickname Rize, although intimate friends still call him that name.An interpreter and translator, he is usually spotted in the courtroom wearing interpreter headsets.He was the Green Party of New Jersey Assembly candidate for the years 2003 and 2007.He loves to travel but...
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Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam (also known as Homer H. Hickam, Jr.) is the author of many best-sellers including his latest, Carrying Albert Home. An eclectic writer, he wrote the Coalwood Series, which includes the # 1 New York Times best-selling memoir Rocket Boys, the popular World War II-era Josh Thurlow...
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Tim LaHaye

Tim LaHaye

Timothy Tim F. LaHaye was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins .He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
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Leonard Wibberley

Leonard Wibberley

As Patrick O'Connor: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... Black Tiger series https://www.goodreads.com/series/4636... Thomas Jefferson series https://www.goodreads.com/series/1223... As Leonard Holton :He fathered seven children, one by Hazel Holton, hence alias.More bio at ...
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Mildred Benson

Mildred Benson

Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson (aka: Mildred A. Wirt ). Benson was a journalist and author of children's stories. She was a member of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a team of ghostwriters whose work included the Nancy Drew series (writing as Carolyn Keene ).Other pseudonyms: Frank Bell , Joan...
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Frederick Marryat

Frederick Marryat

Captain Frederick Marryat was a British Royal Navy officer and novelist, an early pioneer of the sea story.For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic...
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Saki

Saki

Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, was born in Akyab, Burma (now known as Sittwe, Myanmar), was a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry...
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Pierdomenico Baccalario

Pierdomenico Baccalario

P. D. BACCALARIO was born in Acqui Terme, a beautiful little town in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. He grew up in the middle of the woods with his three dogs and his black bicycle. He loves seeing new places and discovering new lifestyles, although, in the end, he always returns to the...
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Thalia Chaltas

Thalia Chaltas

Thalia Chaltas (Author, Because I Am Furniture, Viking, 2009) worked hard at her luck to get her Young Adult novel Because I Am Furniture published by Viking. She has been writing for children since just before the turn of the century. The current century. Running her medical transcription...
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Jan Pieńkowski

Jan Pieńkowski

Jan Michel Pieńkowski is a Polish-born British illustrator and author of children's books. He is probably best known for his Meg and Mog books with writer Helen Nicoll and for his pop-up books, including Haunted House (winner of the 1980 Kate Greenaway Medal), Robot, Dinner Time, Good Night and...
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Thu-Huong Ha

Thu-Huong Ha

Thu-Huong Ha started writing Hail Caesar when she was fifteen; it subsequently won the PUSH Novel Contest. She finished it when she was seventeen, as a PUSH Writing Intern. She is currently a student at Princeton.
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محمدرضا بایرامی

محمدرضا بایرامی

محمدرضا بایرامی متولد 1344 است. تا به حال سیزده كتاب داستان، كه دو خاطره از دفاع مقدس در میان آنها دیده می‌شود به چاپ رسانده است. تعدادی از این آثار مربوط به نوجوانان و برخی از این آثار مربوط به بزرگسالان است. عمدۀ آثار بایرامی یا از روستا است یا از دفاع مقدس. علت این امر هم آن است كه بایرامی از...
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Renato Alarcao

Renato Alarcao

Renato Alarcão has illustrated many children’s books, including Roberto’s Trip to the Top by John B. Paterson Sr. and John B. Paterson Jr. He lives in Brazil.
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Nancy  Lee

Nancy Lee

Hailed by Globe and Mail as “a masterwork of revelation,” Nancy Lee’s collection of short stories, Dead Girls, (McClelland & Stewart 2002) was named a best book of 2002 by the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Vancouver Sun, and Book of the Year by NOW Magazine. Winner of the 2003 VanCity Book...
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Kim Taylor-Blakemore

Kim Taylor-Blakemore

Kim Taylor Blakemore writes historical fiction and romance that explores women's lives and brings their struggles and triumphs out of the shadows of history and onto the canvas of our American past. She is the author of the novels BOWERY GIRL, and CISSY FUNK, winner of the WILLA Literary Award...
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Sarah Mussi

Sarah Mussi

Sarah Mussi was born in Gloucestershire. After her education at a girl’s school in Cheltenham, she completed a post graduate degree at the Royal College of Art before leaving the UK for West Africa. She lived in Ghana, West Africa for over eighteen years, marrying a Ghanaian and teaching in...
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Jay L. Wile

Jay L. Wile

Jay Wile learned about his love for chemistry when his dedicated parents bought him his first chemistry set. Many stink bombs and a few explosions later, he was hooked! Although he loved chemistry, he also had many other interests. For a while, he thought about becoming a concert pianist, but...
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Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship. His work has appeared in Tin House and Best New American Voices, among other publications. He was born in Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn with his wife.
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Betty Dorion

Betty Dorion

Betty Dorion's first novel, Melanie Bluelake's Dream, was a finalist for the Silver Birch Award in Ontario, the Young Readers' Choice Award in Manitoba, and two Saskatchewan Book Awards.Born, raised and educated as a teacher in Newfoundland, Betty Dorion moved to Saskatchewan in 1975, living and...
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Tommy Donbavand

Tommy Donbavand

Tommy Donbavand is the author of the Scream Street series and more. A writer for several educational magazines, he also teaches writing and holds storytelling workshops. He lives in Lancashire, England.
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Ayşe Kulin

Ayşe Kulin

Ayşe Kulin is a Turkish contemporary novelist and columnist.Kulin graduated in literature from the American College for Girls in Arnavutköy. She released a collection of short stories titled Güneşe Dön Yüzünü in 1984. A short story from this called Gülizar was made into a film titled Kırık Bebek...
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G.P. Schultz

G.P. Schultz

Bio SmashG.P. Schultz was born in Longacre, West Virginia to a coal mining family. He grew up in wild, wonderful West Virginia, where he loved to play sports. He then served with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii where he met his wife, Vicki, who was attending the University of Hawaii. They...
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John Christopher

John Christopher

Sam Youd was born in Lancashire in April 1922, during an unseasonable snowstorm.As a boy, he was devoted to the newly emergent genre of science-fiction: ‘In the early thirties,’ he later wrote, ‘we knew just enough about the solar system for its possibilities to be a magnet to the...
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István Fekete

István Fekete

István Fekete was a Hungarian writer, author of several youth novels and animal stories.He is perhaps best known for his youth novel Tüskevár (Thorn Castle, 1957), about two city boys' summer holiday at the corner of Lake Balaton and Zala River, their experiences, adventures, contact with Nature...
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Joyce Adams

Joyce Adams

A rebel herself, award-winning author Joyce Adams was born in Missouri-south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Since that time, she has lived in five different states and served in the U.S. Army as an administrative specialist and secret courier. She attended the University of Hawaii with course study...
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Rachel Zadok

Rachel Zadok

Rachel Zadok is a writer, editor, publisher and the curator of Short Story Day Africa, a platform for African fiction. She has a National Diploma in Fine Arts. Her first novel, Gem Squash Tokoloshe (Pan Macmillan), was shortlisted for The Whitbread First Novel Award and The John Llewellyn Rhys...
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Libby Gleeson

Libby Gleeson

I was born in Young, a small town in south western NSW in 1950. After a few years we moved to Glen Innes, on the northern tablelands and then when I was ten we moved out west to Dubbo. We moved because my father was a schoolteacher and each change meant a promotion for him.There were six...
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Michelle Buckman

Michelle Buckman

My writing journey began in my youth. Although born in New York, most of my childhood was spent in Ontario, Canada, and many long winter nights were spent reading an abundence of novels and penning tales. My family moved to North Carolina while I was a teenybopper, which was a great relief for...
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Christine Morton-Shaw

Christine Morton-Shaw

I'm a writer of children's picture books and two novels. You can find out more about my first YA novel, THE RIDDLES OF EPSILON at www.riddlesofepsilon.com , whileOther details of my books can be found if you type in my name to google. As for me, I'm generally considered a bit spooky, a bit mad...
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Jules Renard

Jules Renard

Pierre-Jules Renard or Jules Renard (February 22, 1864- May 22, 1910) was a French author and member of the Académie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de Carotte (Carrot hair) (1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Natural Histories) (1896). Among his other works are Le Plaisir de rompre...
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Julie Johnston

Julie Johnston

Julie Johnston grew up in a small town in eastern Ontario, then went to the University of Toronto to study physio and occupational therapy. After university she and her husband, whom she met while in Toronto, worked for over a year at the Ontario Hospital School for physically and mentally...
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Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas is the author of the Lovecraftian Beat road novel Move Under Ground, which was nominated for both the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards, the Civil War ghost story Northern Gothic, also a Stoker nominee, the suburban nighmare novel Under My Roof, and over thirty short...
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Steve Murray

Steve Murray

Steve Murray is a World Acknowledged Healer, Psychic, Author and Teacher. Steve teaches through his Books and DVDs and now does his Healing work through video conferencing . Steve is the author of the global best-selling Reiki the Ultimate Guide books and has over 50 self-help programs on DVD. A...
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Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher was born in Newport, Wales. She graduated from the University of Wales with a degree in English and a fascination for myth and history. She has worked in education and archaeology and as a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. She is a Fellow of the Welsh...
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Maggie L. Wood

Maggie L. Wood

Maggie L. Wood lives in London, Ontario, where she writes in between doing the cooking and cleaning, reading her favorite YA authors, and watching her favorite AMC, HBO, and Netflix shows. Her books, Captured and The Darkening, of The Divided Realms series have had two different publishers and...
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Chris d'Lacey

Chris d'Lacey

He was born in Valetta, Malta, but as a child moved first to Leicester and then to Bolton. After gaining a degree in biology from the University of York, he returned to Leicester and got a job at the University of Leicester in their Pre-Clinical Sciences department.Originally his writing was...
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Patricia Finney

Patricia Finney

AKA P.F. Chisholm and Grace Cavendish (with Jan Burchett ), Patricia Finney's first novel A Shadow of Gulls had already been published when she went up to Oxford aged 18 to study History. While she was still in her first year her book won the David Higham Award for Best First Novel of the...
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Mirjam Pressler

Mirjam Pressler

German writer Mirjam Pressler is the author of several novels that have won awards in her native Germany and also received high praise from critics after being translated into English. In Malka and Halinka Pressler focuses on young Jewish protagonists who have been forced by fate to endure the...
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James Anderson

James Anderson

James Anderson was educated at Reading University where he gained a History degree and although born in Swindon, Wiltshire, he lived for most of his life near Cardiff.He worked as a salesman before becoming a copywriter and then a freelance journalist, contributing to many newspapers, house...
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Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick

I am the author of seven books for children and young adults, including Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie. So if youʼre looking for info about some other guy named Jordan Sonnenblick, youʼve got the wrong website.Anyway, I know a lot of people are looking for stuff they can use in reports for school,...
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Peter Howe

Peter Howe

Librarian Note:There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name
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Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire and is the eldest of four girls. From a very early age she read voraciously and grew up in a household of readers. Hilary says of herself as a child I anaesthetised myself against the big bad world with large doses of literature. The local library...
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Judy Blundell

Judy Blundell

A pseudonym used by Jude Watson .Judy Blundell has written books for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers under several pseudonyms. Her novel, Premonitions, was an ALA Reluctant Readers Best Picks and was chosen by the New York Public Library as a 2004 Best Books for the Teen Age. Among...
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Ilon Wikland

Ilon Wikland

Ilon Wikland (Maire-Ilon Pääbo)Her father, Max Pääbo was a civil engineer and her mother, Vida Pääbo-Juse was a painter and textile artist who had graduated from the Pallas Art School in Tartu. Ilon spent her childhood in Haapsalu. I have often thought that the best thing that happened to me was...
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Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod is a Melbourne-based writer and TV producer who has worked on many of Australia's most popular comedy shows, including The Comedy Company, Fast Forward, Big Girls' Blouse, The Micallef Program and SeaChange. He was also the script editor on Kath and Kim.While he enjoys the TV work,...
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Clair Blank

Clair Blank

A year after her high school graduation in 1933, Clair Blank's first four books in the Beverly Gray series had been published -- she was a published author at the age of 18. In 1935, she wrote The Adventure Girls at the K Bar O and was immediately asked by the publisher for two additional...
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Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Gail's new novel The Spawning Grounds will be published by Knopf Canada in September 2016. Her novels The Cure for Death by Lighting and A Recipe for Bees were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure for Death by Lightning won the...
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Katie Maxwell

Katie Maxwell

Katie Maxwell is a pseudonym of Katie MacAlister.Katie MacAlister is a Seattle-area author of fiction and non-fiction. Her most popular titles are historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. She also writes Young Adult books under the pseudonym Katie Maxwell and Mysteries under the...
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Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen

Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a special focus in psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. His background in the study of human behavior and the mind provide a...
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Martin Provensen

Martin Provensen

Alice Provensen (1918 August 14 - present) and Martin Provensen (1916 July 10 - 1987 March) were an American author-illustrator team who created children's books.There was a remarkable similarity to the couple's early histories. Both were born in Chicago, Illinois, and both moved to California...
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Pauline Fisk

Pauline Fisk

Died January 25, 2015.Pauline Fisk is the author of eleven novels for young people of all ages. More can be found about her by going to her website.
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Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Meghan Nuttall Sayres is a tapestry weaver and author living in Eastern Washington. Her books include a novel set in 19th century Iran, Anahita's Woven Riddle, an ALA Top Ten Best Books 2007 and a BookSense/Indie Pick 2007; Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland; and co-author of Daughters of the...
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Geoffrey Huntington

Geoffrey Huntington

Geoffrey Huntington lives in a house by the sea near to the place where, three hundred years ago, a pirate ship sunk below the waves. The screams of the doomed men can still be heard from Geoffrey's window on windy nights. As a boy, Geoffrey became fascinated by the world that exists on the...
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Kerry Cohen

Kerry Cohen

Kerry Cohen is the author of Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity; Seeing Ezra: A Mother’s Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and The Meaning of Normal; Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity; as well as three young adult novels – Easy; The Good Girl; and...
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Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Angie Sage (born 1952) is the author of the Septimus Heap series which includes Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre, the final book which is scheduled to come out later in 2013. Also, she wrote The Magykal Papers, an additional book with extra information about Septimus' world....
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Doris Orgel

Doris Orgel

Doris Orgel is a children's writer. She was born in Vienna, Austria. As a child, she and her family fled to Yugoslavia and finally the U.S. during the rise of the Nazi party in Europe. She attended Radcliffe College from 1946 too 1948, and graduated cum laude from Barnard College in 1950. In her...
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Charlie Higson

Charlie Higson

Higson was educated at Sevenoaks School and at the University of East Anglia (where his brother has taught since 1986 and is now a professor of film studies) where he met Paul Whitehouse, David Cummings and Terry Edwards. Higson, Cummings and Edwards formed the band The Higsons of which Higson...
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Bobbi J.G. Weiss

Bobbi J.G. Weiss

Hi! I've been a full-time freelance writer since 1990. I began my career writing Hollywood tie-in merchandise like games and MMOs for Disney, movie/TV show novels, and comics and graphic novels. I've also sold screenplays and animation scripts. Now I'm self-publishing original novels. (See my...
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Wataru Yoshizumi

Wataru Yoshizumi

Wataru Yoshizumi (吉住渉, Yoshizumi Wataru) is a Japanese mangaka. She was born as Mari Nakai (中井 真里, Nakai Mari) on June 18, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated with a degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University.Yoshizumi started her career as a mangaka while working as an office lady. Her...
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Ben Sherwood

Ben Sherwood

Ben Sherwood is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and founder of TheSurvivorsClub.org. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as executive producer of ABC’s Good Morning America during the two most successful seasons in the program’s history. Sherwood guided prize-winning coverage of the...
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Hans Bemmann

Hans Bemmann

Hans Bemmann wurde am 27. April 1922 in Groitzsch bei Leipzig geboren. Seine Jugend verbrachte der Sohn eines evangelischen Pfarrers in Grimma/Sachsen, Leipzig, Wiesbaden und Wien. Dort begann er 1940 nach der Maturaprüfung das Medizinstudium, unterbrochen von Arbeitsdienst, Wehrmacht und dem...
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Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen. She's written over twenty novels since then. She is represented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Inc. She is a Whitney Awards winner for best romance with her book Cross My Heart and a Crown Heart recipient for the novel The Fortune Café.She...
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James Alan Gardner

James Alan Gardner

Raised in Simcoe and Bradford, Ontario, James Alan Gardner earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.A graduate of the Clarion West Fiction Writers Workshop, Gardner has published science fiction short stories in a range of periodicals,...
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Hal Niedzviecki

Hal Niedzviecki

Hal Niedzviecki is a writer, culture commentator and editor whose work challengespreconceptions and confronts readers with the offenses of everyday life. Hal works in both the fiction and nonfiction genres. He is the authorof books including, in fiction, the novel Ditch, and his latest novel...
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