Laura Geringer-Bass is the author of more than 20 books for children, tweens and teens including the bestselling A Three Hat Day, an ALA Notable Book illustrated by Arnold Lobel, a Top Ten featured selection on LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow. Her new novel, The Girl With More Than One Heart was published by Abrams in Spring 2018 to rave reviews. Laura's YA fantasy, Sign of the Qin, an ALA Best Book, was shortlisted for the Printz award. Myth Men, her popular series of graphic novels, was adapted by CBS as an animated TV show. She has worked with numerous publishing houses and entertainment studios including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Hyperion/Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, and CBS. Laura Geringer Books, an award-winning imprint of HarperCollins, sold over fifty million books worldwide, including the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie franchise, and modern day classics by William Joyce, Brian Selznick and others. Laura has discovered and collaborated with some of the most celebrated authors and artists in the field of children's books. She enjoys helping new and veteran writers with their stories. She is a member of New York Writers Workshop. You can find her at www.laurageringerbass.com and on FaceBook.
P.G. Kain teaches at New York University in the Contemporary Culture and Creative Productive concentration of Global Liberal Studies. As a freelance journalist, his essays and reviews have appeared in Newsday, The Forward, The Tony Awards, and other national publications. P.G.’s solo and ensemble work has been seen at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, City Center, The Joyce, PS 122, Dixon Place, and Dance Theater Workshop. P.G. has lectured on writing and creativity to school groups, families, and librarians across the U.S. as well as in Europe and South America. His YS novel Commercial Breaks is published by Simon & Schuster/Aladdin and reveals the lives of tween girls making their way through the complex, captivating, and ultra-competitive world of commercial castings. P.G. has been on hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds) of commercial auditions for everything from a talking taco to a mad cupcake scientist. He has even booked a few spots.
The daughter of a Merchant Marine and a Rockaway beach babe, Alice Kaltman’s life has always been ocean-centric. Now when she’s not in the water she writes about surfers, mermaids, and other odd balls. In addition to Wavehouse, Alice is the author of the short story collection Staggerwing. Alice’s work can also be read in numerous journals, magazines and fiction anthologies. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Montauk, New York where she swims, surfs, and writes; weather and waves permitting.
Sophia N. Lee wanted to be many things growing up: doctor, teacher, ninja, crime-fighting international spy, wizard, time traveler, journalist, and lawyer. She likes to think she can be all these things and more through writing. She is an MFA Candidate in Writing for Children and Young Adults at The New School in New York City, and works as a creative writing instructor for kids and teens at Writopia Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering joy, literacy, and critical thinking through creative writing. Her first book, What Things Mean, won the Scholastic Asian Book Award in 2014, and is one of the first Filipino stories published by Scholastic.