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October 2, 2020

Lori Steel

Lori Steel’s experience runs the gamut from freelance editor and writing instructor to school librarian and intern/assistant with two leading kidlit agencies. She holds degrees...
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October 2, 2020

Leslie Zampetti

After much experience as a librarian and writer, Leslie Zampetti became a literary agent. Her clients include Ann Clare LeZotte (Show Me a ...
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September 22, 2020

Celia C. Pérez

Celia C. Pérez is an award-winning author of books for young readers.
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September 22, 2020

Joanna Cárdenas

Joanna Cárdenas is Senior Editor at Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She has worked on critically-acclaimed and award-winning books like Stand Up, ...
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September 22, 2020

Jennifer Laughran

Jennifer Laughran is a senior agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA). She comes from a bookselling background and has been with ABLA since 2007....
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September 22, 2020

Jess Harold

Jess Harold is an editor of picture books, graphic novels, and novels that center marginalized voices. As a Black woman, it is important for her...
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September 22, 2020

Kelly Dyksterhouse

Kelly Dyksterhouse is an agent at Raven Quill Literary. She grew up with a book always in her hands and a story always in her...
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April 17, 2019

Rigoberto González

Rigoberto González is the author of five volumes of poetry: The Book of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2019); Unpeopled Eden (2013),...
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April 1, 2019

Crystal Wilkinson

Crystal Wilkinson, Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, is the award-winning author of Perfect Black, The Birds of Opulence, Water Street...
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February 21, 2019

Ira Sukrungruang

Ira Sukrungruang's new memoir is This Jade World, just out (October 2021) from University of Nebraska Press as part of the American...
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