Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 29, 2009

New Authors Joining YAAGroup

Last week I posted eight authors who have joined the YAAGroup’s Author Panel.  It included names, like Spinelli, Hopkins, Harrison, ect.  You can view last weeks post of eight authors by clicking  This weeks authors continue to add strength to the panel.  Take a minute and visit their sites, the YAAGroup and their blog.



Sudipta Bardhan has written 18 nonfiction books for kids, but her five picture books are joys to read.  One may be sitting on your shelf –TIGHTROPE POPPY: the High-wire Pig, MINEOSAUR, THE HOG PRINCE, BALLOTS FOR BELVA: The True Story of a Woman’s Race for the Presidency, and her newest book FLYING EAGLE.

 Sudipta is a regular speaker at writers conferences.



Joyce Hostetter is the author of four historical fiction novels – BLUE, COMFORT, HEALING WATER and BEST FRIENDS FOREVER. 

She has taught special education in public schools, created & directed a thriving preschool program, taught homeschool support groups, directed camp drama for at-risk kids and has also, been published in newspapers, and magazines.

wendymassheadshotWendy Mass is the author of eight novels for young people, including A Mango-Shaped Space (which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award by the American Library Association), Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly magazine. Her most recent book is Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall.

11 Birthdays and Finally will be released by Scholastic in the first quarter of 2010.


Susan Heyboer O’Keefe is the author of sixteen published novels and picture books, including the middle grade novel DEATH BY EGGPLANT, the young adult novel MY LIFE AND DEATH BY ALEXANDRA CANARSIE, and the classic picture book ONE HUNGRY MONSTER.

Susan is under contract for her first Adult Novel, too.

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