Save the Date!

March 2nd & 3rd, 2018

North Valleys High School
1470 E Golden Valley Rd
Reno, NV 89506
Theme: Reading is a Voyage

Eric A. Kimmel

Eric A. Kimmel

Author of nearly 130 books, Eric has been writing for children since 1968. His books include Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock and Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Hanukkah Bear won the National Jewish Book Award for Children, and Little Red Hot was selected as a Top Twenty Texas Title. New books for 2016 include Rattlestiltskin, Little Red Rosie, and Gabriel’s Horn.

Ben Mikaelsen

Ben Mikaelsen

Ben’s books include Touching Spirit Bear, Red Midnight, and The Ghost of Spirit Bear. Winner of the International Literacy Association Award and the Western Writer’s Golden Spur Award, Ben is noted for his research and the worlds he creates through his books. having traveled to the North Pole, Mexico, Africa, riding horseback from Minnesota to Oregon, boating the Mississippi, racing sled dogs, and making over 1000 parachute jumps. He lives near Bozeman, Montana, with his wife Connie and a black bear named Buffy.

James M. Cogan

James M. Cogan

Author, historian, park naturalist, teacher, principal, docent trainer, and now a full-time, nationally recognized storyteller, Jim Cogan has devoted the last 30 years of his life to inspiring students, adults, and professionals with his animated, interactive interpretive storytelling programs and presentations. From Meridian, Idaho, Jim is in the process of publishing several books of his stories for children, young adults and teens.

Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is a poet and the awardwinning author of 20 nonfiction books for young readers, 13 NYTimes bestselling young adult novels-in-verse, and three novels for adults. She was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2015, and lives with her extended family, two dogs, one rescue cat, and a whole lot of fish near Carson City.

Kelly Starling Lyons

Kelly Starling Lyons

Kelly Starling Lyons wrote three picture books that celebrate freedom and family and explore the themes of hope, love and faith. Ellen’s Broom was inspired by her research into family history in Rockingham County, NC and Henry County, VA. Tea Cakes for Tosh was inspired by her relationship with her grandmother. Hope’s Gift celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.