Jackson Rup has been writing novels since he was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very, very short). A Pittsburgh native, Jack graduated from University and went on to earn his Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania. Jack loves to read (mostly YA fantasy and science fiction), watch movies and draw (again, mostly fantasy ), and spend time in nature (often catching frogs and toads). He’s the world’s worst singer (just ask his kids), but he plays a pretty mean air guitar. He lives with his wife and two children in the world.
Charlotte lives in NJ with her husband, children, two needy cats and sometimes a deranged squirrel. She is the author of the middle grade trilogy. She is also the co-author of young adult novels and the Simpe series , and one of 13 authors in the anthology, Beware the Little White bird . She’s written for magazines and newspapers, and given presentations/workshops at NJ SCBWI and other conferences, libraries, and book events. Currently she’s working on historical, fantasy, and time travel novels and loves to hear from fans on Twitter or through her blog.
Mark Kara is the author of Adam’s Wish, about a genie who makes her own wishes come true in this imaginative story. Her love of books and desire to write her own found her studying in Australia. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mark Kara has lived in California and Australia but now resides in New York City.
Julia is an author of the middle grade fantasy series Dragons. Her first novel in the fictional series catapulted a trajectory of titles and awards, including top selling author on the UK Today bestsellers list and Amazon, and a rightfully earned spot as an international best seller. Additional accolades include holds a Master’s degree in Education from Niagara University, in which she has been teaching special education for over 11 years. She is also the president of the autism awareness non-profit Puzzle resides in Southern New Jersey with her husband and four young children.