Archive for October 29th, 2009

Our Author Panel is developing nicely.  We are up to a dozen authors on the panel with Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli, David L Harrison, Ellen Hopkins, Karma Wilson, Dianne Ochiltree, Diane Hearn, Kristin Clark Venuti, plus the four grest authors below.  If you have any questions for them, please use questions@yaagroup.com

sudipta3Sudipta Bardhan has written 18 nonfiction books for kids, but her five picture books are joys to read.  One may be sitting on your shelf –TIGHTROPE POPPY: the High-wire Pig . MINEOSAUR, THE HOG PRINCE, BALLOTS FOR BELVA: The True Story of a Woman’s Race for the Presidency, and her newest book FLYING EAGLE.

 Sudipta is a regular speaker at writers conferences.




Joyce Hostetter is the author of four historical fiction novels – BLUE, COMFORT, HEALING WATER and BEST FRIENDS FOREVER. 

She has taught special education in public schools, created & directed a thriving preschool program, taught homeschool support groups, directed camp drama for at-risk kids and has also, been published in newspapers, and magazines.



Wendy Mass is the author of eight novels for young people, including A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association), Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly magazine. Her most recent book is Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall.

11 Birthdays and Finally will be released by Scholastic in the first quarter of 2010.


Susan Heyboer O’Keefe is the author of sixteen published novels and picture books, including the middle grade novel DEATH BY EGGPLANT, the young adult novel MY LIFE AND DEATH BY ALEXANDRA CANARSIE, and the classic picture book ONE HUNGRY MONSTER.

Susan is under contract for her first Adult Novel, too.

Remember our authors are accepting questions from you.  Please use questions@yaagroup.com

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