Cece Bell, author of Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!, is the author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover, and the Newbery Honor Book El Deafo. She lives in Virginia with her family.
Tasha Birckhead is a young adult librarian who has worked with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library for ten years. She holds an MLIS degree along with a youth services certification. As a native Charlottesvillian, she shares her passion for reading with teens in the community through books and programs at the library.
Marc Boston, author of Dad is Acting Strange, is a father of three daughters who inspire much of his writing. He loves to create stories that emphasize the importance of diversity, inclusion, and self-empowerment. His other books include What About Me? and The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff.
Keith Brockett, author of Ollie on Stage, danced professionally for more than twenty years and is also the author of The Nutcracker’s Night Before Christmas. He also appeared as a singer and actor in musical theater productions, plays, choral concerts, and theme park stage shows.