Author Jane Kurtz
“Kids rubbing elbows with people passionate about writing. Kids understanding big dreams include failure. Reading changes lives.”
About Jane Kurtz
Award-winning author Jane Kurtz spent most of her childhood in Ethiopia and most of her adult life trying to capture bits of that childhood in picture books and novels for young readers. She has also written about her own children’s lives in such books as Do Kangaroos Wear Seatbelts? (Penguin) and about people who change the world in such books as Martin’s Dream (Simon & Schuster) and the middle grade novels that accompany the 2010 American Girl Doll of the Year, Lanie, an outside-loving girl who discovers she can help the earth from her own back yard. Check out the NY Times review of her new book Anna Was Here! Jane lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels nationally and internationally to speak and to volunteer for Ethiopia Reads, a nonprofit planting the first children’s libraries in Ethiopia.
Author Derek Munson
“I love making kids laugh hysterically at my unbelievably hilariously funny jokes.”
About Derek Munson
Derek Munson works as a writer, speaker, and all-around daydreamer. His current hobbies include playing with his kids, avoiding his household responsibilities, and crashing on his mountain bike. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife Suzanne, his daughter Abby, his son Zack, and Roger the family dog.
With his award winning first book, Enemy Pie, Derek has presented to more than 100,000 students at elementary schools around the world. For information on hosting an author visit, please visit enemypie.com.
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