Author Susan Casey
“As a non-fiction author, my favorite thing about school visits is seeing students excited about topics I’ve explored: brave women and girls in history, inventive kids of today, and families of other cultures. And what could be more fun that hearing questions students have about being an author and hearing sentences and paragraphs they’ve written about events of their lives and the world around them.”
About Susan Casey
Susan Casey is the author of Kids Inventing! A Handbook for Young Inventors and Women Invent! Two Centuries of Discoveries That Have Shaped Our World. She is also a journalist and her articles and photographs have appeared in Fast Company, Family Circle, Americana, USAir, Women’s Sports, Soap Opera Digest, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Inventors Digest,Electrical Contractor and many other publications. She now lives in Southern California. In her free time, she loves to read, listen to audio books, visit art museums, go to the theatre and to concerts, row, play paddle tennis, and take photos.
Author Renee Riva
“Meeting the kids and being reminded of natural creative juices and innocent wonder. Seeing a child get excited because they were inspired and decided they like writing after all!”
About Renee Riva
Renee Riva has been writing ever since she won her first writing contest in the second grade. She combines her memories of a happy childhood, growing up in a big Italian family, and adds a big dose of gentle humor to delight the hearts of young readers. Renee has published two children’s picture books with Waterbook/Random House: Izzy the Lizzy and Guido’s Gondola. Two elementary level chapter books: AJ’s Ireland and Farley’s Five and Dime, a family trilogy published by David C. Cook: Saving Sailor, Taking Tuscany, and Heading Home, and a fun comedy on Mount Rainier: Happy Camper. Before becoming an author, Renee wrote for Madison Park Greeting Cards as an in-house contributing editor. Her articles have appeared in Our Family Magazine and Guideposts. Renee is a touring author for small rural schools in Eastern Washington and visits local book clubs who read her stories. Her website is www.reneeriva.com and she can be contacted through Provato Events.
Author Ann Whitford Paul
I love meeting kids who have read and enjoyed my books and also who ask wonderful questions like, “Do you have to be old to write?”
About Ann Whitford Paul
Ann Whitford Paul became inspired to write picture books after years of bedtime reading to her four children. She writes picture books, poetry and early readers. Her books have won numerous awards including NY Times Notable books, Carl Sandburg Award for Children’s Literature, Bank Street College Best Books list, Notable Science and Social Studies Books, National Parenting Centers “Seal of Approval,” 2001 Recognition of Merit from the George C. Stone Center for Children’s Books of the Claremont Graduate University, and been nominated for numerous state reading awards. Ann lives in Los Angeles, California, and loves speaking to students in all grades of elementary school.
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