Celebrity Corner

  • Dan Gutman

    Dan Gutman is the author of  the My Weird School series, the baseball card adventure series, and many other books for young people such asThe Kid Who Ran For PresidentThe Homework Machine, and The Million Dollar Shot.  Dan lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife Nina and their two children.  You can find out more about Dan and his books at www.dangutman.com.

  • An interview with author, Kathy Cannon Wiechman

    Kathy Cannon Wiechman was a teacher of Creative Writing and Beginner French. She also tutored Language Arts and held an eclectic bunch of other jobs, but she always wrote. A few of her poems were published and a couple of her short stories won prizes. Like A River (2015) was her first published novel, followed by Empty Places (2016). A third novel, Not on Fifth Street is due out in 2017.

  • An Interview With Avi

    Avi is one of the most celebrated authors writing for children today, having received the Boston Globe–Horn BookAward, the Scott O’Dell Award, the Christopher Award, the Newbery Medal, and two Newbery Honors. He lives in Colorado.


    Gary Northfield, best known for his Derek the Sheep comic strip, has been writing and drawing comics since 2002. He lives in England.

  • An Interview with Sharon Creech

    Sharon Creech has written twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages.  Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad including the John Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, Britain’s Carnegie Medal, two Christopher Awards, the Sequoyah Award, and many state awards.
    Sharon was born in Ohio, and before beginning her writing career, she taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland.
    Sharon Creech is married to a headmaster, whose current position is in Switzerland. When they are not in Switzerland, they return to their home in Maine.