RRuth Sanderson is the author and illustrator of numerous fairy tales for readers of all ages including the recently-published Mother Goose and Friends as well as Cinderella, The Night Before Christmas, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses. She lives with her family in Easthampton, Massachusetts
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.
Nicole Miyuki Santo
Nicole Miyuki Santo is a freelance artist and trained graphic designer. For the past two years she's been teaching in-person hand-lettering workshops to students of all ages and levels. She takes part in the Modern Calligraphy Summit and teaches an online course at Brit + Co. She resides in Los Angeles, California. Visit her on Instagram @nicolemiyuki.
Charles M. Schulz
Charles Monroe Schulz (1922 -2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Dena and Carl Schulz. His nickname "Sparky" was given by his uncle, after the horse Spark Plug in the Barney Google comic strip. He attended St. Paul's Richard Gordon Elementary School, where he skipped two half-grades. As a result, he was the youngest in his class when he attended St. Paul Central High years later, which may have been the reason why he was so shy and isolated as a young teenager. After his mother died in February, 1943, he was drafted into the army and sent to Camp Campbell in Kentucky. He was then shipped to Europe two years later to fight in World War II. After leaving the United States Army in 1945, he took a job as an art teacher at Art Instruction Inc., which he attended before he was drafted. First published by Robert Ripley in his Ripley's Believe It or Not!, then in a series of chronicles, The Saturday Evening Post, his first regular comic strip, Li'l Folks was published in 1947 by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (It was in this strip that Charlie Brown first appeared, as well as a dog that looked much like Snoopy). In 1950 he approached the United Features Syndicate with his best strips from Li'l Folks, and Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950. This strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. He also had a short-lived sports-oriented comic strip called It's Only a Game (1957-1959), but abandoned that strip due to the demands of the success of Peanuts.
Born in Munich, Germany, in 1963, Suzanne Selfors graduated with honours from Occidental College in Documentary Film Production. She received an MA in Communications from the University of Washington.
Colby Sharp is a co-founder of the online community Nerdy Book Club and its off-shoot conference, Nerd Camp, two popular monthly Twitter chats, #Titletalk, #SharpSchu, and The Yarn, a podcast about bookmaking and the creative process.
Rob Sheffield has been a rock critic and pop culture journalist for 15 years. He is currently a staff writer for Rolling Stone magazine and also contributes to the Village Voice, Spin, Details and Slate. He appears regularly on MTV and VH1. He lives in New York City.
PAUL SIMPSON is the author and co-author of over two dozen non-fiction books including A Brief History of the Spy and The Mammoth Book of Prison Breaks.
Richard Smith weighs even less than he did in 1978 when he wrote the original, bestselling Dieter's Guide to Weight Loss During Sex. And he has not given up carbohydrates.
Brandon T. Snider
BRANDON T. SNIDER writes books about Transformers, Minions and even Batman! When he's not writing superhero stories, he's either on TV or eating as much cheese as possible in order to unlock cheese-related superpowers-which is not working.
Esta Spalding is an acclaimed writer, poet and screenwriter who is currently at work adapting Kate Atkinson's novel Life After Life for Lionsgate Films and Jennifer Egan's novel A Visit from the Goon Squad for Sundance Television. She has garnered awards for her film and television work, as well as for her prose and poetry. This is her first middle grade novel.
I. M. Strange
I. M. Strange used to love scaring his sister with terrifying tales about the ghost in their attic. That was until he saw the ghost, and then the stories seemed a lot less funny. The town they lived in was quite like Weirdsville, with abandoned houses and shadowy corners for scary things to lurk in.Luckily, I. M. Strange now lives in the countryside which feels much safer. Well, as long as he ignores the unusual sounds coming from his basement . . .
Danny Sugerman used to manage the Doors and wrote the definitive biography of the band NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE, as well as the cult bestseller, WONDERLAND AVENUE. He lives in Los Angeles