2018 Virginia Children's Book Festival Presenters
Gordon C. James
Gordon C. James, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, is a nationally recognized, award-winning fine artist specializing in figurative drawing. He is the illustrator of the Scraps of Time children’s book series. He has worked for Hallmark as an illustrator and artist and has taught at the University of North Carolina. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Anne Marie Pace
Elizabeth Singer Hunt
John Bemelmans Marciano
Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.
Timothy Basil Ering
Ronald L. Smith
Jay Cooper has worked as a creative director and designer of magazines, books, apparel, and advertising for two decades. He’s had the good luck to design covers for New York Times bestsellers as well as literary classics, and the even better luck to work on art and advertising campaigns for over one hundred Broadway musicals and plays. He is the author/illustrator of the Spy Next Door series and upcoming Pepper Party series from Scholastic Press (May, 2019); and the illustrator of Food Trucks!, Delivery Trucks! and the upcoming Bots series from Simon & Schuster (March, 2019).
Martha Brockenbrough (rhymes with broken toe) is the author of two books for adults and eight books for young readers. A faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts and blogger for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, she's also the founder of National Grammar Day, and she's written game questions for Cranium and Trivial Pursuit.
Three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. Her 36 titles include Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America,and Salsa Stories, an IRA Outstanding International Book. Her newest project is illustrating Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s autobiography.