Catherine Curzon is a royal historian better known as Madame Gilflurt, the author of A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life, where she blogs on all matters 18th century. Catherine has been published on matters as diverse as Marie Antoinette’s teeth and Grace Kelly’s love life. Her work has been featured by All About History, History of Royals, and Jane Austen’s Regency World, the official magazine of the Jane Austen Centre. She is thrilled to provide additional research and an online home for An Evening with Jane Austen, which will be performed at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Catherine holds a Master’s in Film Studies from the University of Nottingham. When not dodging the furies of the guillotine, she writes fiction set deep in the underbelly of Georgian London.

She resides atop a steep hill in Brontë country with a rakish colonial gentleman, a hound, a feline and a rodent of exquisite character. | @madamegilflurt

Christie Wright Wild

Children’s book author, Christie Wright Wild, lives in the mountains of NC. She began writing poetry in 2nd grade, short stories in 4th grade, and continued both in college. Now, she writes picture books because she never got enough of them as a child. When she isn’t writing, she might be running outside to train for her next race… or playing with a kaleidoscope, kite, spinning top, harmonica, or solving the Rubik’s Cube.

Dee Leone

Dee Leone is the author of Bizz & Buzz Make Honey Buns (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin, 2014) and two upcoming books from Sterling to be released in 2017 and 2018. Twenty of her reproducible books have been published in the educational market, and more than 100 of her plays, articles, word puzzles, poems, and stories have appeared in magazines such as Highlights and on websites like (Disney articles). She enjoys writing picture books, middle grade, silly poems, nonfiction, and screenplays. In addition, she is a member of SCBWI and taught at the elementary level. She is married with two children and enjoys travel, photography, hiking, scrapbooking, and volunteer work. | @deeleone3 |

Curtis Canham

Canham is from Upstate New York, he claims to be practically Canadian and wants to live in a world without brush script and comic sans.  He strongly feels that FONT is a four letter.  As a graphic designer with more than 17 years of experience, he’s worked for IBM, The College of Saint Rose and Media Logic, all standards of excellence in their sector.  When he’s not designing, you can find him shuttling his daughter places. He knows the difference between tendue, a grand jeté, and offsides.   

He’s also the author of A-holes: A Type Book, a coffee table book that has been highlighted online at Swiss Miss, , Taxi Design and the Internet Sends Me Cake. He is looking forward to his new partnership with Red Sofa and envisions an A-hole (Book) in every living room in North America if there’s not already one there. When that happens he will be eternally grateful for his lovely wife. | @CSACreative

Dora Mitchell

Dora M. Mitchell is a writer and illustrator who lives in a creaky old house that she alternately hopes and fears is haunted. Warped at an early age by the works of John Bellairs and Edward Gorey, her fevered imagination has never quite recovered. 

Her hobbies include reading, hiking, convincing her husband to watch scary movies with her, and lying awake at night wishing she hadn’t watched any scary movies ever. She writes and illustrates picture books, middle grade, and graphic novels, and she does it all with a dog on her lap, a cat on her feet, and two house-rabbits supervising from under a nearby chair.

Look for Dora’s HAUNTED SERPENT in 2018 from Sterling! | @inky_beast


Jenna Glatzer

Jenna Glatzer is the author or ghostwriter of 27 books for adults and children. Her best-known projects are her authorized biographies of Celine Dion (Celine Dion: For Keeps) and Marilyn Monroe (The Marilyn Monroe Treasures). Her latest picture book is George Ferris’ Grand Idea: The Ferris Wheel. She loves to write about people who inspire her. Her favorite things include memory foam, GPS, and Pirate’s Booty. She is distinctly not fond of rollercoasters and is mildly apprehensive about celery. Her home is in New York with her favorite person: her daughter. | @GhostwriterJG


Michelene Esposito writes Children, Young Adult and New Adult Fiction. Her first novel, Night Diving, received a Foreword Magazine’s Silver Award. Her second novel, Mermaid, was released in 2007. And her third novel, Catch Me, was released in 2014. She has published short stories in Young Miss and Teen magazines. Michelene Esposito lives in Northern California with her two children, Benjamin and Emma.


Mary Carter

A long time theater specialist, Mary Carter has led over 500 history and art-related programs for youth and their families. At the pinnacle of her work, she adapted and staged a full-scale, outdoor production of A Christmas Carol. Mother Nature added her own special effects by producing wind and snow precisely on cue.

With a wedding planner book, The Insider’s Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding, and a co-authored colonial American romance, The Ruling Passion, under her belt, Liberty Fair is Carter’s first novel for young readers. This story, so dear to her heart, was greatly inspired by Lafayette’s 1825 stopover in Carter’s prior hometown in NH.

Carter currently resides with her ever-patient husband, two delightful daughters, and a slew of noisy sheep on a fifty-acre farm estate west of Boston.



Marie Wilson

Marie Wilson’s career spans a multi-media landscape including longtime roles in Days of Our Lives, and As the World Turns, work in both print and television ads, theater, and film.   As she traveled the world for new roles and modeling assignments, Marie developed time managements and organizing routines that helped her keep focus on her work as well as family and be an advocate for causes such as the ASPCA and Save the Children. She is currently working on a lifestyle book that shares simple strategies to bring balance, purpose, and mindfulness to the lives of her readers and fans.

Brian’s childlike imagination is only surpassed by his childlike penmanship. As a picture book author, Brian prefers crafting quirky, humorous stories.

As a self-proclaimed donut aficionado, Brian writes a donut blog at night, but by day he’s an executive producer with a resume of feature films, super bowl commercials, music videos, and branded content. When he’s not writing and creating, Brian’s most likely reliving his old glory days on the soccer field. He is a member of SCBWI and lives with his better half in New Jersey.

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