Guest Authors

Sally Hobart Alexander
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Avi
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Cheryl Barnes
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Sally Hobart Alexander
inspires students

Avi discusses using logical consequences
in writing

Cheryl Barnes
gives a tour of her publishing house


T.A. Barron
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Mary Batten
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Christopher Bing
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T.A. Barron
talks about finding
joy in writing

Mary Batten discusses the role of an editor

Christopher Bing shows the typo in the original publication


William Boniface
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Fred Bowen
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Royce Buckingham
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William Boniface starts with "a germ
of an idea"

Fred Bowen explains why he uses short sentences

Royce Buckingham uses "what ifs" in his stories


Elisa Carbone
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Orson Scott Card
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Lynne Cherry
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Elisa Carbone tours
the house in her book
Orson Scott Card's characters come out of his head Lynne Cherry wants readers to become responsible citizens

Andrew Clements
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Rob Cleveland
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Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Andrew Clements discusses how he organizes his ideas

Rob Cleveland
tells the tale of
The Ant & Dove

Judith Ortiz Cofer talks about what influenced her writings


Sneed B. Collard III
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Sharon Creech
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Christopher Paul Curtis
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Sneed B. Collard III discusses his novel, “Double Eagle”

Sharon Creech explains why she
is like Annie

Christopher Paul Curtis says
write your own story


Kalli Dakos
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Paula Danziger
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Kenneth C. Davis
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Kalli Dakos
takes
every opportunity
to write poems

Paula Danziger discusses how she organizes her stories

Kenneth C. Davis’ books are used in the classroom


Carmen Agra Deedy

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Marfé Ferguson Delano
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Dennis Denenberg
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Carmen Agra Deedy talks about research in this return visit

Marfé Ferguson Delano
discusses Edison’s most important invention

Dennis Denenberg explains the term "character traits"


Moira Rose Donohue
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Sharon Draper
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Firoozeh Dumas
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Moira Rose Donohue performs "contraction" magic

Sharon Draper
reads from
The Battle of Jericho

FIROOZEH DUMAS
remembers her first trip to the library


Laura Malone Elliott
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Nancy Yi Fan
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Adrian Fogelin
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Laura Malone Elliott thought first about the ending

Nancy Yi Fan
talks about what led
to her first book

Adrian Fogelin
outfoxes writer's block


Anthony D. Fredericks
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Michelle Y. Green
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Michelle Y. Green
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Anthony D. Fredericks
shows how he
organizes his files

Kevin Garrahan's editing process never ends

Michelle Y. Green
discusses writing
in the first person


Dan Gutman
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Mary Downing Hahn
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Jennifer Holm
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Dan Gutman talks
about his “million
dollar” books

Mary Downing Hahn explains why writers
play different roles

Jennifer Holm
discusses how
the series started


Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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James Howe
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William Joyce

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Dr. Thomas R.
Holtz, Jr.
talks about the
sediment layers

James Howe
discusses his favorite book

WILLIAM JOYCE
shows his iPad app


Gail Karwoski
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Nancy Krulik
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Lane Elementary

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Gail Karwoski
tours the Jamestown Rediscovery site and Susan Constant
Nancy Krulik
thinks the first outline is challenging and scary
Lane Elementary Authors discuss
owls and their book

Wendy Lichtman
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Janet Taylor Lisle
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Ann Matthews Martin
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Wendy Lichtman explains her characters and math metaphors Janet Taylor Lisle talks about the “black hole” writers experience Ann Matthews Martin’s book generates student questions and comments

Alice McGill
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Brandon Mull

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Stuart J. Murphy
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Alice McGill
explains how she knows she has a good story to tell

BRANDON MULL
answers students' questions about Beyonders

Stuart J. Murphy
offers advice to students who don’t like math


Walter Dean Myers
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Jennifer O'Connell

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Kevin O'Malley
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Walter Dean Myers talks about characterization

Jennifer O'Connell says her editor helps make the book better

Kevin O'Malley
never makes a mistake


The Park Sisters
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Richard Peck
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Erica Perl

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Frances & Ginger Park talks about
personalizing history

Richard Peck
says that writing
can be scary

Erica S. Perl
says ideas pop in
her head like popcorn


Nathaniel Philbrick in Studio
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Tamora Pierce
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Mary Quattlebaum
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Nathaniel Philbrick talks about the myths about Plymouth & the pilgrims

Tamora Pierce
discusses creative words

Mary Quattlebaum
talks about her
inspiration to write


Doreen Rappaport
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Carolyn Reeder
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Cokie Roberts
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Doreen Rappaport gets revision help from her editor and illustrator

Carolyn Reeder
tours a boat similar to the one in Captain Kate

Cokie Roberts
tells why she wrote about the founding mothers


James I. Robertson, Jr.
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Lucinda Roy
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Robert Sabuda
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James I. Robertson, Jr. visits a National Battlefield Park

Lucinda Roy
explains why she wrote Lady Moses

Robert Sabuda
is a paper engineer


Dr. Gail Kern Paster
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Dr. Michael Witmore
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Seymour Simon
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Dr. Gail Kern Paster
says to look for clues in Shakespeare's language

Dr. Michael Witmore
says Shakespeare had a "great eye" for stories

Seymour Simon
discusses where he
does his research

Lemony Snicket
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Melanie Stanley
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AJ Stern
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Lemony Snicket
talks about fiction
and non-fiction
Melanie Stanley
shows the tools she
uses in her research
AJ Stern
tells how she comes up
with jobs for Frannie

R. L. Stine
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Susan Stockdale
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James L. Swanson
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R. L. Stine
talks about the titles
of his books

Susan Stockdale selects
the best illustration

James L. Swanson
uses primary source materials


Adriana Trigiani
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Myron Uhlberg
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Jackie Urbanovic
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Adriana Trigiani
was inspired by teachers & librarians

Myron Uhlberg
makes a hat from newspaper

Jackie Urbanovic
wants the reader to laugh out loud


Rosemary Wells
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David Wisniewski
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Janet Wong
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Rosemary Wells
has advice for illustrators and writers

David Wisniewski
talks about Sumo Mouse

Janet Wong

shares items in her trunk