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Jessixa Bagley, author and illustrator of Laundry Day, Before I Leave, and Boats For Papa (winner of the 2016 SCBWI GoldenKite Award for best picture book text) and Aaron Bagley(illustrator of Rocking Fatherhood) have been drawing and writing together since they met in art school more than a decade ago. What started off as a courtship of doodling in sketchbooks and belching in lockers soon turned into a marriage of doodling in sketchbooks and belching with their son.
Aaron Becker learned while living in Granada, Spain, that many of the city’s stone churches had at one point been mosques and, before that, Roman ruins. Which got him thinking: What wisdom can something as still as a rock share with the rest of us? While he could only guess at the answer, he does have some experience with these ancient fragments of earth. After all, the house where he grew up in Baltimore was built from, you guessed it, stone. Aaron Becker lives in western Massachusetts.
Aaron Blecha is an artist and author who designs funny characters and illustrates humorous books. His work includes the Shark School series and Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! Originally from Wisconsin, Aaron now lives with his family by the south English seaside
Aaron is an avid animal lover and grew up participating in 4-H showing animals at the county fair in Carrollton, Ohio. He showed hogs, sheep and chickens for many, many years, and to this day, can still properly display a chicken's tail feathers. He did show turkeys one year, but they were not to his liking and not very bright. More than one person has said that his spirit animal is a fox, but it's hard to say if it's because he is foxy, or just because they have the same color of hair. Although he does not currently own any animals, he does watch a good number of dogs because, well, art. Check out his other books, All The Ways I Love You authored by Theresa Trinder and Dreaming of You by Amy VanDerwater.
Aaron Renier is the Eisner award–winning author ofSpiral-Bound and The Unsinkable Walker Bean, and one of the creative forces behind Infinite Corpse, an online collaborative comic with hundreds of contributors. He lives in Chicago.
Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times–bestselling author of many highly hilarious books for kids, including Carnivores; Chicks andSalsa; Joey Fly, Private Eye; the Caldecott Honor book CreepyCarrots!; Nerdy Birdy; and its follow-up, Nerdy Birdy Tweets. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, two kids, four cats, and between three and ten fish, depending on the day.
Aaron Zenz is the illustrator of Skeleton Meets the Mummy and Hiccupotamus. He works as an artist, graphic designer, and multimedia designer and lives in Michigan.
Abby Hanlon taught first grade in the New York public school system. Inspired by her students’ storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children. Her first book was Ralph Tells a Story followed by the Dory Fantasmagory books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their two children.