K.A. Holt has dedicated her writing career to making sure kids (and adults) understand that anyone can be the main character of a book, and everyone deserves to see themselves reflected on the page.

From her award-winning middle grade novels-in-verse, Ben Bee and the Teacher Griefer, Redwood & PonytailKnockoutHouse Arrest, and Rhyme Schemer, to her prose novels From You to Me and Gnome-a-geddon, to her picture book, I Wonder, illustrated by Kenard Pak, K.A. Holt’s readers will discover main characters that struggle, celebrate, wonder, and discover in ways both new and familiar.


BA - Art History | University of Texas at Austin

Uma Krishnaswami

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Amy King

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Tom Birdseye

Faculty Emeritus, MFA in WCYA

Alan Cumyn

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Melanie Crowder

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Shelley Tanaka

Faculty, MFA in WCYA