Authors, Presenters and Panels

Youth Conference Playbill

Keynote: Jerry Spinelli

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Dan Alatorre author of numerous bestsellers that have been translated into 12 different languages.

 

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Mike Maihack is the creator of the award winning graphic novel series Cleopatra in Space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelly is a YA author focused on empowering young women. Her debut YA fantasy, GRAVEMAIDENS, is being published in the fall of ’19, sequel forthcoming ’20.
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Jarod Rosello is a Cuban-American artist, researcher and teacher from Miami, Florida. He currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of South Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kermit the Newf is a service dog who inspired his own series of children’s stories.

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Catherine Tinker’s debut YA novel Reconnected comes out in 2019.
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Walter “Wally B” Jennings is a slam poet and founder of the Heard ‘Em Say.

 

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Gloria Munoz is a poet, screenwriter and teacher, affiliated with multiple literary magazines and co-founder of Pitch Her Productions.
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Software engineer by day, incredibly prolific author for all ages by night, John Hope is brought to us in partnership with FCTE.