Our Authors

Claudia Atticot has written books, educational materials, as well as feature and news articles for children.  Most recently, she worked as a Senior Reporter at TIME For Kids, writing for children in kindergarten through 7th grades. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young son.

Jacqueline A. Ball is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and the former publisher of Scientific American Books for Kids and Weekly Reader Juvenile Book Clubs. Awards and honors include Booklist Top 10 Youth Series Nonfiction (ALA), Children’s Choice and Parents’ Choice Honors.
Jackie moved from New York City to Seattle, WA, in 2012 and spends her free time singing and performing with groups, walking, and exploring nature with 7-year-old grandson Wilson.  Watch for Jackie's new series- coming in 2017!

In 2005, Kristen was awarded a scholastic grant and became the first Westerner to live in Sauri, Kenya. Her other adventures include hiking the Himalayas in Nepal and canoeing along the Mekong River in Cambodia on Where There Be Dragons educator program scholarships. She has also enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and the United States. Kristen ran the New York City Marathon, bicycled the Boston to New York AIDS Ride, and completed the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim. With experience in educational publishing, nonprofit organizations, and schools, Kristen’s most recent role as an educator has been teaching middle school.Kristen lives in Connecticut with her Tibetan Terrier, Livvy, a therapy dog with The Good Dog Foundation. Look for her debut novel in 2018.

After fifteen years as a teacher, Suzanne Barchers began a career in writing and publishing. She has written over 100 children’s books, two college textbooks, and more than 20 reader’s theater and teacher resource books. She previously held editorial roles at Weekly Reader and LeapFrog and served on the PBS Kids Media Advisory Board. Suzanne also plays the flute professionally – and for fun – from her home in Colorado.  

Stephanie Bilovsky is a public relations specialist by day, children’s author by night, and mother round the clock.  As mom and wife, she draws on her PR skills daily to find the silver linings on her family’s darkest clouds.   Many of her stories focus on this positivity in the hopes of teaching optimism to readers young and old.  She currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband Vince, daughter Zoya, and furry pals Rex and Suzy.  Meet the Author

Wiley Blevins has taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. He has also written over 80 books for children and 15 for teachers, as well as created reading programs for schools in the U.S. and Asia with Scholastic, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, and other publishers. Wiley currently lives and writes in New York City. Find out more about his work here.   Meet the Author.

Ken Bowser writes and illustrates his own books and has illustrated dozens of titles for others. His work has appeared in countless newspapers, magazines and periodicals. He is the creator, writer and illustrator of an internationally syndicated humor panel and has authored and illustrated a widely distributed newspaper culinary/recipe column. Ken is married, has two children and works out of his home studio in central Florida.

Alice Boynton is a writer and editor with 20 years of classroom experience. She has also taught courses in reading and language arts at Teachers College, Columbia University and Trinity University in San Antonio. Alice is the author of numerous books for young readers and the coauthor of a series on the teaching of nonfiction.

Jeri Cipriano is the author of more than 100 books for children. She has also served as an editorial director of classroom magazines at Scholastic. When Jeri is not writing she enjoys taking photos of people and places.

Jessica Cohn is the author of the On the Job career series and many other helpful nonfiction books for students. She has made a career of writing and editing materials for young people, covering varied topics, from science to poetry. If you ask her, Cohn will tell you that she feels lucky to be on the job in educational publishing. Each day, she discovers something new to learn and someone with an interesting story—and then gets to share the information. Jessica and her family reside in California. When not working, she enjoys hiking, helping her local library, and exploring the country.

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