Authors

Adam Woog has written many books for adults, young adults, and children. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Karen and their daughter Leah, who is his in-house expert on reality TV.

Barbara Sheen is the author of many books for young people. She lives in New Mexico with her family, not far from the site where the first nuclear bomb was tested. In her spare time, she likes to swim, walk, garden, cook, and read.

Bonnie Juettner is a writer and editor of children’s reference books and educational videos. She is also a mother of two. This is her eleventh book.

Bradley Steffens is the author of twenty-one books, coauthor of seven, and editor of the 2004 anthology The Free Speech Movement. His Censorship was included in the 1997 edition of Best Books for Young Adult Readers. His Giants won the 2005 San Diego Book Award for Best Young Adult and Children’s Nonfiction. He lives in Escondido, California, with his wife, Angela, stepson, John, and twin sons, Bryan and Brayden.

Charles Pederson is a consulting editor, writer, and translator. He has written for and contributed to many fiction and nonfiction publications for both children and adults. A graduate in linguistics, international relations, and German, he has traveled widely, bringing to his work an appreciation of different peoples and cultures. He and his family live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Cherese Cartlidge holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in middle school education. She has taught reading, language arts, and math. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor and has written seven books for children and young adults.

Gail B. Stewart has written more than two hundred books for young people. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, their cat, and their two dogs. She enjoys reading, walking, and doing sudokus.

Peggy J. Parks holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has written more than fifty books for Thomson Gale’s KidHaven Press, Blackbirch Press, and Lucent Books imprints on a wide variety of topics. Parks lives in Muskegon, Michigan, a town she says inspires her writing because of its location on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Sherri Devaney is an editor and writer from New Jersey. She likes creating materials for elementary and middle school students.

Stephen Currie has written many books and educational materials for children and young adults. His books include subjects ranging from pianos to Wild West shows and from exploration to math. He lives in New York State with his family.

Stuart A. Kallen is the author of more than two hundred nonfiction books for children and young adults. He has written on topics ranging from the theory of relativity to the history of rock and roll. In addition, Mr. Kallen has written award-winning children’s videos and television scripts. In his spare time, Stuart A. Kallen is a singer/songwriter/guitarist in San Diego, California.

Tamra Orr is the author of more than 140 nonfiction books for kids of all ages. She loves to read as much as she loves to write and finds researching a fascinating process. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four children and has an education degree from Ball State University.

Thom Winckelmann is a freelance editor, writer, and writing consultant living in Central Florida, where he also teaches college-level humanities and history. Currently at work on his doctoral dissertation toward a PhD in history, he specializes in Holocaust and genocide studies.

Toney Allman has degrees from Ohio State University and University of Hawaii. She lives in Virginia where she enjoys writing nonfiction books for students.