JULIE HEDLUND

JULIE HEDLUND

Hi everyone! I’m children’s author Julie Hedlund, founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, also known as the “fearless leader.” Why did I start this challenge? I…

Read more...
EMMA WALTON HAMILTON

EMMA WALTON HAMILTON

Emma Walton Hamilton is a best-selling children’s book author, editor, educator and arts and literacy advocate. She has co-authored over twenty-five children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, seven of which have been…

Read more...
JANE YOLEN

JANE YOLEN

Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a…

Read more...
KELLI PANIQUE

KELLI PANIQUE

Kelli Panique – Kelli Panique is our 12 x 12 Community Wizard. With a flash of her wand, she is here to help & answer your questions about using your…

Read more...
CAROL MUNRO

CAROL MUNRO

Carol Munro – I'm a freelance writer with a marketing/advertising background, focusing now on picture books because...well...c'mon! What's more challenging or rewarding?  

Read more...
CARRIE CHARLEY BROWN

CARRIE CHARLEY BROWN

Carrie Charley Brown is the founder and co-coordinator of ReFoReMo. She eats, sleeps, and breathes picture books as a writer, professional critique mentor, and first grade teacher. Carrie contributed as a 2014/2015 CYBILS fiction…

Read more...
ELAINE KIELY KEARNS

ELAINE KIELY KEARNS

Elaine Kiely Kearns is a picture book and middle grade writer. Armed with a master's degree in Education, she spends her time perusing the internet for golden nuggets of information…

Read more...
JOANNA MARPLE

JOANNA MARPLE

Joanna Marple – During her work, study and trips across the continents (she is currently in NYC), Joanna has discovered the uniting passion for storytelling to make sense of the…

Read more...
JULIE ROWAN ZOCH

JULIE ROWAN ZOCH

Julie Rowan-Zoch - Originally from LI, NY, but now in Colorado, I studied Design at FIT/NYC, and in Germany. I am an original 12xer, and recently illustrated 3 board books…

Read more...
REBECCA FYFE

REBECCA FYFE

Rebecca Fyfe is a wife and a mother of seven, an American living in England, a health and fitness advocate, a blogger, an author and indie publisher. www.chapterbookchallenge.com  

Read more...
RENEE LaTULIPPE

RENEE LaTULIPPE

Writer and editor Renée M. LaTulippe has co-authored nine early readers and a collection of poetry, has poems in several anthologies, and developed and teaches the online course The Lyrical…

Read more...
STACY S JENSEN

STACY S JENSEN

Stacy S. Jensen writes picture books and memoir. She designs websites, eats chocolate and enjoys reading a good. She volunteers in the writing community, church and in her neighborhood.  

Read more...
SYLVIA LIU

SYLVIA LIU

Sylvia Liu is an author-illustrator inspired by aliens, bunnies, kraken, and more. I won the 2013 Lee & Low New Voices Award with my July 2013 12x12 manuscript.  

Read more...
YVONNE MES

YVONNE MES

Yvonne Mes is an Australian children’s author, illustrator and devourer of books. Her first picture book, Meet Sidney Nolan, will be released late 2015 (Random House Australia).

Read more...
ERZSI DEAK

ERZSI DEAK

Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen & Ink and looks for a terrific original story with an unexpected inevitable ending in fresh language that leaves room for an illustrator —…

Read more...
SEAN McCARTHY

SEAN McCARTHY

Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press and then moved over to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency.  He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions…

Read more...
JILL CORCORAN

JILL CORCORAN

Jill Corcoran – With years of marketing and agenting experience, Jill Corcoran created the Jill Corcoran Agency in 2013. She is an author herself as well as representing Picture Books,…

Read more...
JOHN CUSICK

JOHN CUSICK

John Cusick, who formerly worked for Greenhouse Literary, just became part of Folio Literary Management/Folio Jr. John M. Cusick is the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (2010 and 2013, Candlewick Press), as…

Read more...
SUSAN HAWK

SUSAN HAWK

Susan Hawk is an agent with The Bent Agency. She likes texts that are funny or evocative. She likes quirky things too and is definitely looking for non-fiction. Susan is…

Read more...
DANIELLE SMITH

DANIELLE SMITH

Danielle Smith is the mother of two wonderful children and wife to a practicing attorney. She began her agent career at Fuse Literary in 2013, but made the move to…

Read more...
PETER BROWN

PETER BROWN

Peter Brown has always loved telling stories. Growing up in New Jersey, he told stories by drawing whimsical characters and scenes from his imagination. Then, as a teenager, he fell in…

Read more...
TARA LAZAR

TARA LAZAR

Tara Lazar - Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been. Instead, she writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places…

Read more...
KIRSTI CALL

KIRSTI CALL

Kirsti Call is a homeschooling mom of five.  Her debut picture book, The Raindrop Who Couldn't Fall, came out December 2013.  Her family band, Calling Out, plays songs written by…

Read more...
GINGER HARRIS

GINGER HARRIS

Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. Liza is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS…

Read more...
SAMANTHA BREMEKAMP

SAMANTHA BREMEKAMP

Samantha Bremekamp started her career in publishing in 2008, and quickly realized that she preferred working directly with authors from the other side of the industry. She runs critique groups…

Read more...
ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

Adriana Dominguez has 20 years experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent at Full Circle Literary, she served as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the…

Read more...
EVE PORINCHAK

EVE PORINCHAK

Eve Porinchak graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in PsychoBiology. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and attended medical school at the University of…

Read more...
JAIDA TEMPERLY

JAIDA TEMPERLY

Prior to joining New Leaf, Jaida Temperly moved from Wisconsin to NYC to intern at Writers House. Before that, she had a brief stint in medical school and milked cows…

Read more...
RENA ROSSNER

RENA ROSSNER

Rena Rossner is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars Program, where she double-majored in poetry and non-fiction writing. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin and holds an MA…

Read more...
JANINE LE

JANINE LE

Janine Le joined the agency after graduating from Bucknell Unversity with honors in English (Creative Writing) and completing NYU’s program at its Summer Publishing Institute. She enjoys working with the…

Read more...

JENNIE DUNHAM

Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She has been a member of AAR…

Read more...
LAURA BIAGI

LAURA BIAGI

Laura Biagi joined Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult literary fiction and young readers books. She also handles the…

Read more...
RICK RICHTER

RICK RICHTER

Rick Richter brings 30 years of diverse publishing experience to Aevitas Creative Management. He served for over a decade on the Executive Committee of Simon & Schuster in the roles…

Read more...
HEATHER ALEXANDER

HEATHER ALEXANDER

Heather Alexander comes from a family where the constant ​​refrain was, “Don’t forget to bring a book!” In college, she hid THE PRINCESS DIARIES between Dickens and Hawthorne. One Children’s Lit…

Read more...
KATHLEEN RUSHALL

KATHLEEN RUSHALL

Kathleen Rushall joined Marsal Lyon in 2011. She represents writers for all age groups of children’s literature, including picture books (fiction and non-fiction), middle grade, and young adult novels. The most…

Read more...
JODI MOORE

JODI MOORE

Jodi Moore is author of the award winning WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN (Flashlight Press) and GOOD NEWS NELSON(Story Pie Press).  She writes picture books and young adult novels, hoping…

Read more...
JOHN ROCCO

JOHN ROCCO

John Rocco studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is the author of four acclaimed books for children:…

Read more...
JENNIE DUNHAM

JENNIE DUNHAM

Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She has been a member of AAR (Association…

Read more...
MARIA VICENTE

MARIA VICENTE

Maria Vicente is a creative and editorial agent, providing support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. Her publishing career began as an intern with…

Read more...
SARA SCIUTO

SARA SCIUTO

Sara Sciuto is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and also completed literature coursework at NYU. Her first industry experience was working on film and foreign rights…

Read more...
STACY McANULTY

STACY McANULTY

Stacy McAnulty writes for children and teens. Her chapter book series, THE DINO FILES (Random House Kids), will hit shelves in January 2016. Her picture book, DEAR SANTASAURUS (Boyds Mills Press),…

Read more...
ROXIE MUNRO

ROXIE MUNRO

Roxie Munro was born in Texas, and grew up in southern Maryland, by the Chesapeake Bay. At the age of six, she won first prize in a county-wide contest for a…

Read more...
SUSAN EADDY

SUSAN EADDY

Susan Eaddy works in her attic studio writing picture books and playing with clay. She was an Art Director for fifteen years, and won international 3D illustration awards and a…

Read more...
PENNY PARKER KLOSTERMANN

PENNY PARKER KLOSTERMANN

Penny Parker Klostermann is the author of THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT. She loves all kinds of books, but especially loves very silly picture books that…

Read more...
TAMMI SAUER

TAMMI SAUER

Tammi Sauer is a former teacher and library media specialist. She is a full-time picture book author who has visited hundreds of schools and spoken at various conferences across the…

Read more...
SAMANTHA BERGER

SAMANTHA BERGER

Samantha Berger writes and writes and writes (she even wrote *this*). She has written picture books like CRANKENSTEIN! illustrated by Dan Santat (Little, Brown, 2013), A CRANKENSTEIN VALENTINE (Little, Brown December,…

Read more...
PAT ZIETLOW MILLER

PAT ZIETLOW MILLER

Pat Zietlow Miller has three picture books in print and seven more on the way. Her debut, SOPHIE’ S SQUASH, won the Golden Kite Award for best picture book text,…

Read more...
MIRANDA PAUL

MIRANDA PAUL

Miranda Paul is a award-winning children’s author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library…

Read more...
CARTER HIGGINS

CARTER HIGGINS

Carter Higgins is an author, a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures. She's traveled a storyteller’s career path, from librarian…

Read more...
ALAYNE KAY CHRISTIAN

ALAYNE KAY CHRISTIAN

Alayne Kay Christian is an award-winning children’s book author, a certified life coach and a blogger. Her independently published picture book, “Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa,”Blue Whale Press, LLC,…

Read more...
TIM McCANNA

TIM McCANNA

Over the years Tim McCanna has been an actor, musician, musical theatre writer, graphic designer and dad. Now, he's combining all those experiences into being a writer for children. Tim…

Read more...
ERICA RAND SILVERMAN

ERICA RAND SILVERMAN

Erica’s primary interest is in books for and about children. She has worked with some of the most exciting new talent and treasured mainstays in the industry as well as…

Read more...
LORI KILKELLY

LORI KILKELLY

Lori Kilkelly joined Rodeen Literary Management in 2010 after working in sales for a number of years. She, like principal agent Paul Rodeen, attended the Denver Publishing Institute, subsequently joining…

Read more...
DEBORAH WARREN

DEBORAH WARREN

DEBORAH WARREN founded East/West Literary Agency LLC, after 17 years at Harcourt. With over 33 years’ of experience in the publishing industry, and over 14 years at the helm of…

Read more...
LINDA EPSTEIN

LINDA EPSTEIN

Linda Epstein is an agent at Emerald City Literary Agency, where she represents children's literature exclusively, from picture books through young adult, both fiction and nonfiction. She was previously an…

Read more...
ESSIE WHITE

ESSIE WHITE

Essie White used to be a teacher, and before she was a teacher, she was a graduate student studying Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education. It may have been then,…

Read more...
CHRISTA HESCHKE

CHRISTA HESCHKE

CHRISTA HESCHKE graduated from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. She started in publishing as an intern at both Writers House and Sterling Lord Literistic,…

Read more...
CLELIA GORE

CLELIA GORE

It was when Clelia first read Charlotte’s Web in the first grade that she got hooked by the magic of books. Her love of children’s books carried through adulthood and…

Read more...
AME DYCKMAN

AME DYCKMAN

Ame Dyckman is the bestselling, award-winning, multi-zoo-membership-owning, mischief-making, funky hair-wearing, messy-cooking, short-and-loud little author of: • BOY + BOT (illustrated by Dan Yaccarino), • TEA PARTY RULES (illustrated by K.G.…

Read more...
ERIN DEALY

ERIN DEALY

Besides teaching high school and middle school (You can’t scare me!), my resume’ includes lifeguard, a maid at Yosemite National Park, book store manager, and actor in a Children’s theater…

Read more...