Alumni Authors

Brian Floca

Brian Floca

Here is a brief excerpt from www.brianfloca.com

Brian Floca was born and raised in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Brown University, received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Grade: 

2-3

Year: 

14

Laurie Keller

When Laurie was growing up in Muskegon, Michigan, She entertained herself for hours at a time doing art -- drawing, painting, sculpting clay - She loved all of it. By the age of nine, She kept a sketchbook of her drawings -- Her most prized possession at the time. “I was "passionate about my art" and felt I should therefore become a real artist one day.” Laurie was sidetracked in college, taking classes in education and dancing and performing with the college’s repertory dance tour company. It wasn’t until 5 years later that she attended an art show at Kendall College of Art and Design that she realized that she could make a career using her art skills.

Grade: 

2-3

Year: 

08
14

Adrian Fogelin

Adrian Fogelin

Adrian Fogelin has visited Authors in April twice, once in 2007 and again in 2014. 

She is the author of eight novels for middle-grade and young adult readers, including the hugely popular "Crossing Jordan," and has won numerous awards including two Florida Book Award gold medals. 
 
We found this brief autobiography on the web. Listen to Adrian's voice: 

"I’ve heard it said that all writers who are worth their salt had unhappy childhoods.

If that’s true I’m cooked.  Mine was happy.  Very.

Grade: 

6-8

Year: 

07
14

Lisa Graff

Lisa Graff

Learn more about amazing Lisa Graff by visiting her web site at www.lisagraff.com

 

Until then, read a short autobiographical excerpt from her web site. 

Grade: 

4-5

Year: 

14

Sara Pennypacker

As a child, Sara Pennypacker had dreams of playing shortstop for the Red Sox, and when that dream didn’t come true she moved on to painting watercolors. Sara was a serious painter for many years before becoming an author for children and adults. She began writing children’s books while she was homeschooling her children and spending many hours in public libraries. She currently lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts and her two children are now grown. Sara has written a book for adults called My Enemy’s Cradle under the name Sara Young. She has written several books for children including the enormously popular Clementine series. Her new book, Sparrow Girl, will be released in 2009.

Grade: 

2-3

Year: 

09

Laurie Keller

When Laurie was growing up in Muskegon, Michigan, She entertained herself for hours at a time doing art -- drawing, painting, sculpting clay - She loved all of it. By the age of nine, She kept a sketchbook of her drawings -- Her most prized possession at the time. “I was "passionate about my art" and felt I should therefore become a real artist one day.” Laurie was sidetracked in college, taking classes in education and dancing and performing with the college’s repertory dance tour company. It wasn’t until 5 years later that she attended an art show at Kendall College of Art and Design that she realized that she could make a career using her art skills.

Grade: 

2-3

Year: 

08
14

Adrian Fogelin

Adrian Fogelin

Adrian Fogelin has visited Authors in April twice, once in 2007 and again in 2014. 

She is the author of eight novels for middle-grade and young adult readers, including the hugely popular "Crossing Jordan," and has won numerous awards including two Florida Book Award gold medals. 
 
We found this brief autobiography on the web. Listen to Adrian's voice: 

"I’ve heard it said that all writers who are worth their salt had unhappy childhoods.

If that’s true I’m cooked.  Mine was happy.  Very.

Grade: 

6-8

Year: 

07
14

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