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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . John Corey Whaley

Stacey Hayman Could it be knowing you were meant to be a writer from the age of eleven or twelve that leads to being named one of the Top Five under Thirty-Five Authors by National Book Foundation? I say our... (Continue reading)

Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Valynne E. Maetani

Stacey Hayman Valynne E. Maetani was inspired to write her first–but not her last!–novel as a birthday present to her younger sister, making readers everywhere the lucky beneficiaries of this novel gift! Growing up in Utah and traveling to the... (Continue reading)

Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . David Arnold

 Stacey Hayman Moving from Mississippi to Ohio to Kentucky during those impressionable childhood years, our current author has firsthand experience at what makes a good road trip. Taking an unexpected detour from his decade long career as a professional musician... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Cat Winters

Even after a childhood spent camping her way across the U.S.A. with her parents and younger sister Carrie, Cat Winters remains a dedicated West Coast gal. From the time she was born until thirteen years after she graduated from the... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Katie Alender

Not at all spooky like her stories, our current author sounds more like someone we’d like to hang out with! Born and raised in South Florida, Katie Alender’s middle school years might have been bumpy but she found her stride... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Matt de la Peña

Stacey Hayman Matt de la Peña has a long list of accolades, from YALSA’s Best Book for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers to being chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection repeatedly to achieving a place on... (Continue reading)

Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Michael Scott

Our current author, Irish novelist Michael Scott, may be one of the world’s most prolific writers of all time! With at least two pseudonyms, six different series, a number of nonfiction titles, as editor  of multiple anthologies, creator of television... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Jason Reynolds

I was lucky enough to attend a conference at which Jason Reynolds spoke about his Washington, D.C. childhood and the fascination he shared with his friends for the Go-Go Music found only in his hometown. Reynolds is a born storyteller,... (Continue reading)

Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Mike Mullin

Stacey Hayman After reading this author’s books, readers might believe Mike Mullin is a dark, brooding kind of guy–they could not be more wrong!  Mullin’s strong sense of humor has been evident since his first book Captain Poopy’s Sewer Adventures was written... (Continue reading)

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Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Polly Shulman

Stacey Hayman   If you were aware only of her top-notch educational achievements, it might feel surprising to find our current author’s writing brimming with so much humor and imagination! Born and bred in New York City, Polly Shulman attended... (Continue reading)

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