Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors.
Mackenzie Porter is a mom, wife, author, and blogger who loves writing books inspired by her family. She works full time in a child abuse prevention program and loves to travel anywhere and everywhere in her spare time. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband, daughter, dog, and the rest of her big Greek family.
Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator currently based in Puglia, Italy, drawing inspiration from traditional fairy tales, folklore, travels, and love stories, never forgetting the magic of where she comes from. Passionate about details and rich colors, Madalina’s art radiates energy and joy. With an MA in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in London, she developed a strong and distinctive style and has worked for clients all around the world in publishing, editorial, advertising, commissions, and porcelain, as well as having nine published books in Romania, the UK, and the United States.
MADDIE FROST quickly discovered a love and talent for scanning paper then digitally cutting the pieces into layers. Her results are rich and textured, whimsical and fun, and oh-so-perfect for young readers. Maddie lives outside of Boston with her husband and her dog. Visit maddie-frost.com
Maddie Johnson is a San Francisco-based creative director, filmmaker, animal lover, and mom to Pickles and Dill. Follow all of their crazy antics on Instagram at @LivingwithPickles.
Madison Nicole Ziegler, born in Pittsburgh, is an award-winning professional dancer, actress, fashion designer, and New York Times bestselling author of The Maddie Diaries. She starred in Lifetime’s Dance Moms for six seasons and has starred in numerous music videos for pop singer/songwriter Sia, including the critically acclaimed “Chandielier” video. Maddie was also a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, lent her voice to the animated feature Leap! (released internationally as Ballerina), and stars in Focus Feature’s The Book of Henry.