<b>Mabel Lucie Attwell</b> (1879-1964) was a much loved British illustrator whose artwork holds a unique appeal to both children and adults. A huge commercial success during her lifetime, her illustrations are familiar from stories such as <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, <i> Peter Pan and Wendy </i>and<i> The Water Babies</i>, each recognized and loved as nursery classics around the world.
Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors.
<b>Maciek Albrecht</b> is the founder of Magik Animation Studios and an award-winning producer of animated films for <i>Sesame Street, </i> Scholastic, and HBO, including the <i>Classical Baby</i> series (Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry). His animated films for children have won numerous awards worldwide, such as the Annecy Award for best feature Close To You, the Peabody Award, and four Emmy Awards.<br />
<br><b>MacKenzie Haley </b>is an illustrator, runner, and cat whisperer who currently resides in Louisville, KY. She has completed two full marathons (slowly), fostered about twelve cats (not at the same time), and received her BFA in illustration from the University of Dayton.
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.
Macky Pamintuan was born and raised in Davao, a city in the southern Philippines. As a young child, drawing was his favorite pastime and an activity that brought him delight and satisfaction. Early on, his parents discovered that giving him paper and pencil was a sure way to keep him busy, quiet, and out of trouble. He still remembers the day when he successfully drew Mickey Mouse and Superman, a huge breakthrough and a sweet triumph. He moved to San Francisco at age 21 and in 1998 enrolled in the Academy of Art College to pursue illustration. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in December 2003. When not illustrating, Macky enjoys playing basketball, his other true passion.
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.
<b>Maddox Lyons</b> is a transgender boy who lives in California with his parents, sister, two dogs, and two pet rats. He does advocacy and outreach with various LGBTQ+ organizations. Maddox loves drawing and writing, acting, figure skating, and getting lost in a good book.