SCBWI Merry Mitten Holiday Event
Sit & Sign w/Children’s/YA Authors
Lisa Wheeler is the author of over 35 children’s books including The Christmas Boot and the popular Dino-Sports series. Lisa's book, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum is the 2017 Michigan Reads! One Book One State Children’s Book Program recipient. Her awards include The Michigan Mitten, Texas Bluebonnet, and the Theodore Geisel Honor given by the American Library Association. Lisa shares her Michigan home with one husband, one dog, and an assortment of anthropomorphic characters. Check out Lisa’s website at: www.lisawheelerbooks.com
Gin Price began writing stories in the sixth grade, though hopefully they've improved since then. She's written in a few genres, but has crashed landed on young adult shelves where she hopes to remain. Currently she lives in the Metro Detroit area with her biologist partner-in-crime David, her three children, many reptiles and an ornery cat.
Laura is a wife and mother to two children and a lover of animals and nature. When she is not writing or reading, you can find her playing games with her kids, riding horses, cooking vegan food, or doting on her rescue dog. She dreams of someday living on a hundred-acre horse farm.
In her previous life, she was an attorney, a legal editor, and a successful real estate broker. After having kids, she quickly decided that life was too short not to pursue her passions.
She holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a JD from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of multiple writing groups, including International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, and theSCBWI.
Her novel, Trail of Secrets, was published in August 2015 by Fire and Ice YA, and was named a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - First Novel category. Additional writing credits include: articles in Practical Horseman magazine and PKA's Advocate.
Kathy Higgs-Coulthard lives in a small farmhouse on the prairie in Southwestern Michigan with four kids, two dogs, one kitten, and a hedgehog. Kathy's work has appeared in Jack & Jill Magazine, Women on Writing, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Facts on File's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers. Her debut novel, Hanging with My Peeps, came out in April, 2016.
Lonely Hannah is delighted to discover a warm black boot as she gathers kindling in the forest. A poor woman, she doesn't have proper shoes on her cold feet. "Glory be I only wish I had your mate," she says to the boot, and the next morning, to her great surprise, there is not just one boot but two sitting by her bed More wishes bring even better gifts but the best is still to come: A visitor arrives at her door a man with a big white beard, wearing a red suit and only one boot. Who could this magical visitor be? Santa Claus, of course And he has one more surprise in store for Hannah: She wakes up the next morning to find a new puppy waiting for her
Illustrations and rhyming text follow dinosaurs as they race against each other in dragsters, then off-road vehicles, and finally stock cars.
When a serial-killing graffiti artist starts painting your picture all over town it puts a girl On Edge. Emanuella "LL" Harvey puts her gymnastic skills to good use as a member of her brother's Parkour group. Freerunning, jumping, and climbing over their corner of the city like it's an obstacle course gives them something to take pride in and keeps them out of trouble-sort of. But trouble finds LL when she runs into Haze, a talented graffiti artist whose sister Heather was murdered two years before. Freerunner and Writer promptly fall in love, but they decide to hide their relationship till they're sure it's the real thing-and until they can find a way to placate LL's hotheaded brother, who has it in for Haze and his gang. But when portraits of LL-done in Haze's distinctive style-start popping up on city walls, all hell breaks loose. LL's brother threatens a gang war, which LL tries to avert by identifying the Writer who is really responsible for the paintings. But when another teen is murdered, it looks bad for Haze, especially when LL discovers that Heather's killer and her portrait-painter are one and the same.
Spending three weeks of her summer in northern Michigan at the elite Foxwoode Riding Academy should have been one of the happiest times of sixteen year-old Brynlei’s life. But from the moment she arrives at Foxwoode, Brynlei can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. Then she hears the story of a girl who vanished on a trail ride four years earlier.
While the other girls laugh over the story of the dead girl who haunts Foxwoode, Brynlei senses that the girl—or her ghost—may be lurking in the shadows. Brynlei’s quest to reveal the truth interferes with her plan to keep her head down and win Foxwoode’s coveted Top Rider Award. To make things worse, someone discovers Brynlei’s search for answers and will go to any length to stop her. As Brynlei begins to unravel the truth surrounding the missing girl, she finds herself faced with an unimaginable choice. Will she protect a valuable secret? Or save a life?
Before Dad’s rust-bucket lurched into the driveway with forty-three chickens in the back, the closest Sami Duggan had ever come to poultry was licking the grease off her fingers at the local KFC. Now Sami better think quick before her whole life is turned upside down by Dad’s latest get rich quick scheme.