Award winning young reader author Anne Hambleton is a lifelong horsewoman and retired amateur steeplechase jockey. She actively trains and competes former racehorses for sport careers in three-phase-eventing and show ... Read full author bio >
"...weaving her knowledge and love of horses, horsemanship and the world of competitive racing into a moving narrative that will keep fellow horse-loving readers of any age enthralled."
Sanjyot has written fifteen business books and Maddie & Sayara is her first young adult fiction title. Maddie & Sayara tells the tale of two girls who find that their lives go ... Read full author bio >
"A spunky 13-year-old girl challenges the sexist laws of another country in this middle-grade novel of girl power and social justice. Maddie is an enjoyable and bright first-person narrator with a voice that's imbued with all the attitude and passion of a teenage girl... the escalating drama and Maddie's energetic narration will keep readers turning pages."
Donna Marie Robb is the debut author of Halfling. After years of writing down her dreams, Halfling was brought to "life" and the strong heroine, Remmi Clearwater, was created.
As ... Read full author bio >
"The result is reminiscent of the Oz stories of L. Frank Baum: the reader becomes emotionally invested in the characters while still enjoying the frivolity of the setting."
Franklin H. Perez’s first short story was published in a New York City literary newspaper in 2009. The story, “The Adventures of the 3&5 Horned Rhino Beetles,” was ... Read full author bio >
"The buoyant story is accompanied by Bunda's (Macimanito Moswa, 2016, etc.) sweet illustrations of the two boys and the Master Tailor. While the message that 'winning isn't everything' is not a new moral, Perez delivers a fresh and somewhat unexpected take on it [...] the formatting is consistent and eye-catching."
Dr. James B. Dworkin is Chancellor Emeritus of Purdue University North Central which recently combined with Purdue University Calumet to form Purdue University Northwest. Prior to coming to PNC, Dr ... Read full author bio >
Aaron was inspired by his grandfather, Paul Liebskind, to write this short story. Aaron did not know Paul very well but, remembered him attending his pre-school graduation as he was ... Read full author bio >
"The central metaphor neatly turns the yellow star, a badge of shame, into a symbol of light and determination."
Besides his newest novel, BLOWBACK '07, Brian Meehl has written several awarding-winning novels for Random House: OUT OF PATIENCE, SUCK IT UP, SUCK IT UP AND DIE, and YOU DON ... Read full author bio >
Abby Diamond was born in West Hills, California, a West San Fernando Valley suburb on the outskirts of Los Angeles. She grew up there with her brother, Jon.
Abby earned ... Read full author bio >
"Diamond’s debut is lighthearted and charming, but also offers believable personalities and a serious message about loving oneself.
Illustrator Brayer (Where Dolphins Dive, 2015, etc.) helps tell the story
with lovely, well-detailed, and emotionally expressive illustrations that feature appealing washes of watercolor.
A good message about self-acceptance, backed by charming images."
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