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The 2012 MSLA Conference features a blockbuster lineup of regional authors and illustrators. They will be in our Exhibit Hall to speak with you and to sign books. It's a perfect opportunity to meet these celebrities and to schedule visits to your school. Our Monday authors will also serve as judges for our 2012 Bookmark Contest.

These authors and illustrators are enthusiastic supporters of school libraries and attend our conference to promote us and our programs. Thank you!

SUNDAY Authors: Sarah Brannen, Jacqueline Davies, Andrew Lapham Fersch, Mark Peter Hughes, David A. Kelly, Suzanne LaFleur, Marcella Pixley, Irene Smalls, Sarah Smith, Tui Sutherland

MONDAY Authors: Christopher Bing, Jeannie Brett, Andrew Clements, Kathleen Duble, Jack D. Ferraiolo, Jarrett Krosoczka, Brian Lies, Mitali Perkins, Heidi EY Stemple
AUTHORS APPEARING ON SUNDAY, March 4th
Sarah Brannen

Sarah Brannen
http://www.sarahbrannen.com

...has illustrated over a dozen books for children. She is the author and illustrator of Uncle Bobby's Wedding, which was the eighth most-challenged book in the country in 2008. Sarah also illustrated The Pig Scramble (Islandport Press, 2011); Mathias Franey, Powder Monkey (Twin Lights Publishers, 2011); The ABC Book of American Homes; and Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik, both for Charlesbridge Publishing. Forthcoming books include The Very Beary Tooth Fairy (Scholastic Press) and The Ugly Duckling (Sterling Publishing, 2013). Sarah also writes for icenetwork.com and Skating Magazine
Jacqueline Davies

Jacqueline Davies http://www.jacquelinedavies.net/


...has eight published children's books to her credit. Ms. Davies’s books have won numerous awards, including the NSTA "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12," The "Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award," the NCSS "Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People," the "IRA/CBC Children’s Award Notable Book for Fiction,"" the Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books," and the "CCBC Choices Award."  She also won a "MA Children’s Book Honor Award" for The Lemonade War.

Andrew Lapham Fersch

Andrew Lapham Fersch http://www.AndrewFersch.com

... is a teacher first and a writer second (but don't worry, he still puts a lot of love into his writing). Fersch has spent the last four years teaching on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. In 2010, Fersch was awarded the NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) Promising Practitioner Award and in 2011, he was nominated for the 2012 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year. His new book is The Rough Draft of My Life Story: An Illustrated Book of Poetry for Children.
Mark Peter Hughes

Mark Peter Hughes http://markpeterhughes.com

Mark's novel Lemonade Mouth is now a Disney Channel Original Movie musical. The book has won many awards and is a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Mark's award-winning first novel is I am the Wallpaper  His newest novel, A Crack in the Sky, is the first in a sci-fi fantasy adventure series. Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up, will be released in 2012, and a sequel to A Crack in the Sky is also on the way.

David A. Kelly

David A. Kelly  http://davidakelly.com

David A. Kelly is an established book, magazine, and newspaper writer who has written for a wide variety of outlets, including a new children’s series, The Ballpark Mystery Series. He is also a travel writer for the  The New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, multiple AAA publications and many more newspapers and magazines. Davis is also a contributor to The New York Times column, "Practical Guide to Practically Everything." 
Suzanne LaFleur

Suzanne LaFleur  http://www.suzannelafleur.com

In a 2009 starred review, Booklist said LeFleur is an author to watch with her debut novel, Love Aubrey. Publisher Weekly’s starred review of Eight Keys states, “"LaFleur writes with uncommon sensitivity to the fraught period between childhood and the teenage years, when friendships balance on a razor's edge and nothing feels certain. School Library Journal calls the book “ a heartwarming and thoughtful story filled with beautiful lines and ideas.”
Suzanne Pixley

Marcella Pixley  http://www.marcellapixley.com

Marcella Pixley’s poetry has been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and Poet Lore, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book, Freak, received four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. Her new book Without Tess has also been released to rave reviews, has been an SLJ “pick of the day” and is the Junior Library Guild’s  January, 2012 YA pick of the month
Irene Smalls

Irene Smalls  http://www.irenesmalls.com

Storyteller, Author Irene Smalls became an author in kindergarten. In kindergarten 5 year old Smalls was taught the beauty of language through, song, games and dance. "Reading was a thing that you do that is loud and fun." She fell in love with stories, books and reading. Years later a chance reading of a Boston Globe article about Little Brown lead Smalls to create her story, she was a fabulous writer and Little Brown must publish her. Little Brown, Simon and Schuster and Scholastic are some of the publishers who have said "yes", to Smalls' stories. She is the author of 15 books for children and three storytelling CDs. She is presently working on Literacise a reading program to fight childhood obesity combining bodies and books. Learn more about Smalls and her creativity at www.irenesmalls.com, www.hairmath.com and www.literacise.com
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith  http://www.sarahsmith.com

...has been interested in ghosts and storytelling since she was four.  The Other Side of Dark, her first YA book, is inspired by an unsolved Boston mystery, her multicultural relatives, and her love of ghost stories. It won the Agatha Award for best YA mystery of the year and the Massachusetts Book Award for best YA book of the year. She is the bestselling author of an adult mystery series set in Edwardian Boston and Paris; two of the books have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year, one was a London Times Book of the Year, and The Vanished Child, the first book in the series, is being made into a musical.
Tui Sutherland

Tui Sutherland  http://www.tuibooks.com

…is the author of more than 30 books for children and teens.  She wrote the biography Who Was Harry Houdini? and a Scholastic series about dogs, Pet Trouble.  Among her books for teens are Never Bite a Boy on the First Date and the supernatural/post-apocalyptic Avatars trilogy.  Her pseudonymous books include Farmer Boy Goes West (February 2012) under the pseudonym Heather Williams and the second book in the Tomorrow Girls tetralogy, Run for Cover, under the name Eva Gray. She is also one of four authors working on the Warriors and Seekers books as Erin Hunter.  Her newest project is a five-book epic dragon fantasy, Wings of Fire, launching in summer 2012.
AUTHORS APPEARING ON MONDAY March 5, 2011
Last Updated ( Monday, 30 January 2012 )
 

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