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Lorie Ann Grover

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I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I used to pretend to read before I could by carrying around Nancy Drew books and flipping through the pages. I studied ballet for ten years and was a member of the Miami Ballet Company. When I grew too tall for the profession, I turned my focus to fine art at the University of Miami. Eventually, my love for the written word yielded verse novels and board books. My fantasy novel, Firstborn, received a Kirkus Starred Review, and my board book, Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish, was named a Parents Magazine Best Children's Book. I co-founded readergirlz and readertotz. Living...

Mariko Tamaki

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Mariko Tamaki's works include the comics This One Summer (First Second/Groundwood Books) , Skim (Groundwood Books) , with Jillian Tamaki, Emiko Superstar (DC Comics) , with Steve Rolston, and the YA novel (You) Set Me on Fire (Penguin Canada) . Her upcoming YA novel, Saving Montgomery Sole (Roaring Brook Press) , is about unsolved mysteries, California and frozen yogurt.

Her first film "Happy 16th Birthday, Kevin" is currently touring with Toronto's Inside/Out Festival.

You can read all about her adventures at marikotamaki.blogspot.com.