http://www.annursu.com/.Anne Ursu is the author of three middle-grade novels that comprise the Cronus Chronicles trilogy: The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire. She is also a professor of writing for children at Hamline University and a lifelong Minnesota Twins fan. Anne lives in Minneapolis with her son and two cats. You can visit her online at
Laurel Snyder is the author of three novels for children, “Penny Dreadful,” “Any Which Wall” and “Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains OR The Search for a Suitable Princess” (Random House) and two picture books, “Inside the Slidy Diner” and “Baxter the Kosher Pig.” (Tricycle). Visit her online at http://www.laurelsnyder.com/.
Paul W. Hankins teaches English 11 and AP English Language and Composition at Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Indiana. Paul is an ALAN Board Member. The creator of RAW INK Online, Paul seeks opportunities to connect his students with young adult authors. Paul's Twitter literacy initiative, #SpeakLoudly, was selected as Edublog's Most Influential Tweet/Series of Tweets for 2010 and the chat he co-hosts with Donalyn Miller, #TitleTalk continues to grow in popularity within the Twitter community. Paul's thoughts on literacy topics like reading aloud to secondary students and literature-based multigenre projects have appeared in Education Week, Choice Literacy, thewritingsite.org, and The Courier-Journal.