Thursday, February 27
7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Omni Nashville Hotel Broadway Ballroom East
Start your day with a free breakfast and these renowned children’s authors. This author event requires a separate registration but is SOLD OUT.
Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver are co-authors of the bestselling Here’s Hank series and, most recently, Alien Superstar (illustrated by Ethan Nicolle).
Henry Winkler is an Emmy Award–winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has created some of the most iconic TV roles, including the Fonz in Happy Days and Gene Cousineau in Barry.
Lin Oliver is a children’s book writer and a writer and producer for both TV and film. She is currently the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
They both live in Los Angeles, California.
Appearing courtesy Abrams Children's Books
Rebecca Stead is the author of When You Reach Me, which was a The New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, and Liar & Spy, which was also a The New York Times bestseller, won the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction, and was on multiple state master lists and best of the year lists. Her most recent book, Goodbye Stranger, was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for Fiction and a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of First Light, which was nominated for many state awards. She lives in New York City with her family. Visit her online at rebeccasteadbooks.com and on Twitter @rebstead.
Appearing courtesy Random House Children's Books
Lisa Moore Ramée was born and raised in Los Angeles and now lives in the Northern California, with her husband, two kids, two obnoxious cats, and more yard than she can control. She earned a BA in Speech Communications from San Francisco State University (go Gators!) and a MA in English Literature (focusing on Creative Writing) from California State University, East Bay. She worked for several years in publishing, for the Walt Disney Company, first in comics, and then with licensed publishing. While there, she co-penned The Little Mermaid Disney Junior Graphic Novel and the writing bug took up permanent residence. She is a devotee of Top Chef and Project Runway and often tries to work the shows in her plots. A Good Kind of Trouble was her debut novel. Her second novel, Something to Say, will be published in July 2020.
Appearing courtesy HarperCollins Children's Books
Minh Lê is the author of Drawn Together (winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature) illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, Let Me Finish! (an NPR Best Book of 2016) illustrated by Isabel Roxas, and The Perfect Seat illustrated by Gus Gordon (all published by Disney-Hyperion) He is also the author of Green Lantern: Legacy (illustrated by Andie Tong), his debut middle grade graphic novel for the DC Comics, and has written for The New York Times, Huffpost, and National Public Radio. He went to Dartmouth College and has a Master's in Education from Harvard University. Aside from spending time with his amazing wife and sons, Minh's favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.
Appearing courtesy Disney Book Group
This author event requires a separate registration but is SOLD OUT.