Catherine Webb was just fourteen when she wrote her extraordinary debut, Mirror Dreams. With several novels already in print at just 19, Catherine has quickly established herself as one of the most talented and exciting young writers in the UK.
Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a dedicated medievalist of Scottish descent who spent fifteen years living abroad and still makes annual research trips to Great Britain.
Alex Wheatle is the bestselling author of several books including the modern classic Brixton Rock, and the multi-award winning Crongton series. He was awarded an MBE for his services to literature in 2008, has been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and has won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
Simcha Whitehill lives in New York City, but has spent much of her career in the world of Pokémon. A graduate of New York University, she began working on the American show production team, has had a hand in developing games for the brand, and authored of over two dozen books about Ash, Pikachu, and their crew. Like most fans, Simcha shares the mantra, "Gotta catch 'em all." In addition to Pokémon, Simcha has also written for Disney and Nickelodeon.
Former singer, shoe-seller and radio show host, Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, and Otherland series have established him as one of the most internationally popular fantasy authors of recent years.
Sherri Winston is the author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade (a Sunshine State Young Readers Award selection), President of the Whole Sixth Grade (a Kids' Indie Next pick), President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code, The Sweetest Sound, and The Kayla Chronicles. She lives with her family in Florida.
Sesame Street debuted in 1969 and has been defining children's programming ever since. More than 90 million kids have watched Sesame Street over the past four-and-a-half decades.