This list is growing. Complete bios will be available once the Speaker/Schedule pages are available. Check back soon.


Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Laurie McLean, Forward Literary

Lara Perkins, Andrea Brown Literary

Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency

Deborah Warren, East West Literary



Cindie Geddes, Lucky Bat Books

Christine Kelly, Sundance Books


Writing Coaches/Teachers/Professors

Joy Castro

Emma Dryden

Eric Elfman

Josh Galarza

Lorin Oberweger



Nikki Grimes

Shaunta Grimes

Aaron Hartzler

Ellen Hopkins

Joyce Lee

Michelle Parker-Rock

Heather Petty

Sam Pierstorff

Veronica Rossi

June Saraceno

Andrew Smith

Carol Lynch Williams

Cheri Williams

Joaquin Zihuatanejo