Debbie D'Aurelio grew up in Ocala, Florida, known for thoroughbred horses and love bug season which comes twice a year. She studied Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida and spent twenty years crafting mini-stories in advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson in Los Angeles. Debbie has lived in five states, along three coasts and visited many states in between. She enjoys finding out how people choose to work, live, and play and has been known to ask total strangers their life stories. She draws on these experiences and combines fact with fiction in her middle-grade stories. Currently, Debbie lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. She's an advocate for public parks and served on the county parks & recreation board for six years. She volunteers in the front office of the middle school, which she considers valuable research for her next book.
<b>Dagmar Geisler</b> is a German artist and illustrator. She studied graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and worked for a time in film and television. Today, Geisler focuses mainly on children's books, both as an illustrator and an author. For <i>My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes</i> she received the Silver Feather (<i>Silberne Feder</i>) Children's Book Prize from the German Medical Women's Association.
<b>Daisy Hirst </b>is the author-illustrator of <i>The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head, Hilda and the Runaway Baby, </i>and <i>Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!</i> She has an MA in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and lives in London.
Daisy Meadows has written over one hundred books for children. Her RAINBOW MAGIC series is a New York Times bestseller!
For the past fifteen years <strong>Dale Nigel Goble</strong> has created award-winning multidisciplinary work, using graphic design, illustration, painting, screen printing and sculpture. His artwork appears in private and corporate collections around the world and has been featured in design magazines, newspapers and various digital media. Recent clients include Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the United Nations and several others, both large and small. He lives in Duncan, British Columbia.
Dàlia Adillon studied Fine Art at the University of Barcelona and Illustration at Escola Massana in Barcelona.
<p>My name is Dallas Clayton. I used to be a unicorn, but now I write kids' books. I wrote this book and drew the pictures. I hope you like it.</p>
Dana Alison Levy was raised by pirates but escaped at a young age and went on to earn a degree in aeronautics and puppetry. Actually, that's not true--she just likes to make things up. That's why she always wanted to write books. She was born and raised in New England and studied English literature before going to graduate school for business. While there is value in all learning, had she known she would end up writing for a living, she might not have struggled through all those statistics and finance classes. Dana was last seen romping around with her family in Massachusetts.
<b>Dana Middleton</b> grew up in Georgia before moving to Los Angeles to work in film and theater. She produced the Academy Award-nominated short film <i>Down on the Waterfront</i> and was part of the award-winning cast of <i>La Gioconda</i>, while nurturing her real passion of writing for children. She is the author of <i>The Infinity Year of Avalon James</i> and <i>Open if You Dare</i>. Dana lives in sunny Hollywood with her British husband, author Peter Atkins.