Profile

Daria Peoples’ first job was at nine years old in the children’s section of her hometown library in Paso Robles, California. She worked a little, but she mostly read picture books. Daria earned a BA in English from UC Santa Barbara, where she found herself shelving books in the library once again and reading the writings of many notable authors.

After earning a Masters in Education and 10 years of teaching, Daria became a full-time author and illustrator. Daria’s debut picture book This Is It was followed by I Got Next. AMERICA, My Love, AMERICA, My Heart, released April 6, 2021, has earned four starred reviews. She is also the illustrator of Gloria Takes a Stand. Her upcoming book Show the World!, written by Angela Dalton, will be published in spring 2022.

Marcus Sedgwick

Visiting Writer

Ann Dávila Cardinal

Darrow Lecturer

Vanessa Brantley Newton

Visiting Writer

Graham Salisbury

Visiting Writer

Maggie Stiefvater

Visiting Writer

M. T. Anderson

Visiting Writer