:: Author Profiles

Whether you're leading a book discussion or just curious, you'll be fascinated by what you can learn about your favorite writer. Start exploring — there are more than 1,500 authors, so you're sure to find some of your favorites.

Author Directory A-Z

Profiles of over 1,500 authors.

Meet the Author

Our weekly profiles can be delivered right to your e-mail box. You'll see what inspires and motivates writers and get a revealing glimpse of the person behind the book.

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Learn more about the talented people illustrating today's children's books with our monthly profiles.

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