Dean has made numerous appearances as a guest poet/author at schools,
libraries, poetry events, and teacher/library conferences. She holds
a master's degree in communicative disorders, and has spent over a
decade working in the public schools as a
Her first novel, Comfort,was nominated as a Best Book for Young
Adults, was named the Best YA Novel of 2002 by the Texas Institute of
Letters, and was on the TAYSHAS (Texas Library Association) reading
Take Me There is a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.
Her paranormal verse novel,
Forget Me Not, was published by Simon Pulse in October of 2012.
She conducts teacher trainings on inspiring reluctant writers
including "The Secret Language of Stories" and "Random Act of Haiku."
Caroline Starr Rose spent her
childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico, camping at the
Red Sea in one and eating red chile in the other. She's taught English
and social studies to upper elementary and middle-school students in New
Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana. Back in NewMexico, Caroline
now writes middle-grade novels and picture books full time.
To find teacher's guides, writing activities, and information about author visits, go to my website
Kimberley Griffiths Little has won the Southwest Book Award, The
Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel of 2010, and the author of the highly
acclaimed, The Healing Spell and
Circle of Secrets published by Scholastic Press. Look for her books at the Scholastic Book Fairs
lives on a dirt road in a small town by the Rio Grande with her
husband, a robotics engineer and their three sons. Kimberley is a
favorite speaker at schools around the country, presenting
"The Creative Diary", a highly successful writing workshop and has been a speaker at many conferences.