April 24 @ 3:00 (presentation at 3:30)
A two-time Pushcart nominee for poetry, Jacqueline West (www.jacquelinewest.com) came to writing by way of opera (she studied vocal performance) and acting (she worked as an actress at a dinner theatre while earning her degree). The Books of Elsewhere were inspired by a strange old house in Jacqueline’s home town-three floors, cracking paint, sagging porches-that was owned by a professor who created all sorts of odd contraptions. Jacqueline lives with her husband and their dog, Brom Bones (of Sleepy Hollow fame).
C. Alexander London, author of Accidental Adventures, is an award-winning adult nonfiction author under the name Charles London, master SCUBA diver, and a fully licensed children’s librarian. He has watched television in 23 countries, survived an erupting volcano, a hurricane, 4 civil wars, and a mysterious bite on his little toe in the jungles of Thailand.
Adam Gidwitz won the Hicklebee's Book of the Year award for A Tale Dark & Grimm, a fabulously fun and frightening mash-up of several Grimm tales. He is an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn. Though proficient at reading others’ stories aloud, this is his first book. As well as writing the Shark Wars series, E. J. Altbacker is a screenwriter whose credits include work on various television programs including Static Shock, Justice League, Spider-Man, and Extreme Ghostbusters, as well as the upcoming animated Green Lantern. Ernie holds an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute and an undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. You can find out more about him at www.SharkWarsSeries.com,
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