Sam Bond is the winner of the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Discovery Book Award in Children’s/Middle Grade.
Born in London, raised in Shropshire, Sam has lived all over the world. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her two daughters and a dog named Sausage.
Sam is the author of the Cousins In Action series of adventure books.
Chris Eboch is a prolific children’s book author with over 30 traditionally published books for children. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; Bandits Peak, a survival story, and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Learn more at www.chriseboch.com or her Amazon page or sign up for her newsletter
Chris writes the Haunted series of paranormal middle-grade fiction for Spellbound River Press.
Greg R. Fishbone writes galactic fiction for young readers.
Greg published his first book, The Penguins of Doom, in 2007 and teamed up with other debut authors of that year to form the celebrated Class of 2k7 group. Greg is active in the children’s book community, serves as Assistant Regional Advisor for the New England region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and teaches writing classes at a local community college. He and his wife are raising two young readers and a pair of cats in the Boston area.
Greg is the author of the Galaxy Games series, available from Lee & Low Books and Spellbound River Press.
Stacy started teaching in 1997. During her teacher training at NYU she was introduced to the writer’s workshop style of teaching writing and started her first writer’s notebook. She never expected that would lead her to write “actual books,” but every time she gave an assignment to her students, she would do it first. She used her own writing pieces as models in the classroom, enjoying writing in a way she had never remembered experiencing as a child.
Stacy writes The Sweet Spot middle-grade sports series for Spellbound River Press.
Deanna Roy wrote her first story “Blackie and the Garbage Dump Dogs” when she was in elementary school. As a teen, she tried to destroy her little hand-made books, but if you get a chance to meet her mom, she will whip out the one surviving copy, still to Deanna’s total embarrassment.
Deanna is the author of the three Magic Mayhem books that start with Jinnie Wishmaker and is a six-time USA Today bestselling author of adult fiction as well.