Kate Coombs has written four picture books and two middle grade novels as well as a poetry collection, Water Sings Blue, that won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. Her most recent books are The Tooth Fairy Wars and a Pride and Prejudice-themed parody of Goodnight Moon called Goodnight Mr. Darcy (both 2014). A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college in Los Angeles, Kate now lives in Utah, where she is curriculum director for Gibbs Smith Education. She is embarrassed to admit that she does not ski. Instead she is on an endless quest to plant things in her garden that the deer won’t eat.
Chad Morris grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. (Inspired by Animal from The Muppets, he has been banging on drums since he was eight years old). Neither of those plans quite planed out. After high school, he left the Rocky Mountains to live in Brazil for a few years then returned home to write and perform sketch comedy while going to college. He graduated from BYU with a couple of degrees and became a teacher and a curriculum writer.
Chad would love to teach at Craggbridge Academy. Unlike Oscar Craggbridge, he hasn’t really invented anything, though his young son once sketched out blueprints for a machine that would turn celery into cookies.
Scott Bryan is the author of the Night Children series. He loves stories about the strange and unusual. His passions include his family, fantasy, science fiction, super hero and monster stories (be they novels, comics, movies or TV shows), animals and the occasional action figure.
Scott has always loved the classic Universal monsters. It’s his goal to create his own personal spin on those concepts, mixing them with adventure. The Night Children is about two vampire children battling the evil vampire Dominic (i.e. Dracula) and his army of monsters as well as experiencing history’s most important events from the Salem Witch Trials to the present day.
You can read Annabelle’s adventures, along with her brother Roland, in NIGHT CHILDREN: DARK THREATS and NIGHT CHILDREN: DARK BIRTH, both available in paperback and ebook formats on Amazon, Barns & Noble.com and iBooks. Coming Soon: Night Children: Dark Changes, full of vampire pirates and the Hunchback of Notre Dame!
Scott is a member of the League of Utah Writers and loves to appear at schools and book signings because he enjoys meeting and talking with fellow readers and writers.
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Karl Beckstrand is the freckle-faced author of 10 books and more than 20 online titles. Raised in San Jose, CA, he received a B.A. in journalism from BYU and an M.A. in international relations from APU. His work has appeared in: Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Deseret Book, Costco, Kindle/Nook/iBooks, Amazon, The Children’s Miracle Network, U.S.Congressional Record, and Papercrafts Magazine. A speaker/workshop facilitator, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, library and humanities organizations, festivals and schools. He has lived abroad and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand’s nationally-lauded activity books, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), ebook mysteries, and nonfiction stories feature characters of color and usually end with a twist. http://KarlBeckstrand.com