Childrens Authors

Three Hens and a Peacock

Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children’s literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina. Visit Lester L. Laminack’s website at: www.lesterlaminack.com


Katie's Cabbage

Dr. Michelle H. Martin, the inaugural Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy at the University of South Carolina, teaches children’s and young adult literature in the School of Library and Information Science. With teen author and humanitarian Katie Stagliano, she co-authored the picture book Katie’s Cabbage, and in 2004 …


Katie's Cabbage

Patricia Moore-Pastides is the First Lady of the University of South Carolina, where she teaches healthy Mediterranean cooking classes for USC students. In addition Moore-Pastides, who earned a master’s in public health from Yale University, teaches adults and children through Columbia’s Cooking!, a community program offered by the university’s Cancer …


The Stick

For Clay Rice, silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. Clay estimates that in his 32-year career, he has cut over 1,000,000 silhouettes. His work has been featured in Country Living, The Washington Times, The Atlanta Constitution, and has appeared in the CBS …


Hostie

Kate Salley Palmer, a native of Orangeburg, is former nationally syndicated political cartoonist with The Greenville News. Simon and Schuster published her first children’s book, A Gracious Plenty. After illustrating several more books by national publishers, Kate and her husband Jim started Warbranch Press, a regional publishing house in Clemson. …


Katie's Cabbage

Karen Heid is an illustrator and an associate professor of art education at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design.


Animals That Make Me Say Wow!

Dawn Cusick writes award-winning nonfiction books for children that celebrate the intersection of science and fun. She is the author of Get the Scoop on Animal Poop, Get the Scoop on Animal Puke, Animal Snacks, Cool Animal Names, Animal Eggs, Animal Tongues, and the National Wildlife Federation’s Animals That Make …


Katie's Cabbage

Katie Stagliano is the founder and chief executive gardener of Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit organization with the mission to establish vegetable gardens of all sizes with the harvests donated to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire other young people to do the same. Katie …


The Best I Can Be

New York Times Best Selling Author, Teri Woods, has authored, co-authored and published over 21 titles. She has sold millions of books worldwide; jump started the entire urban fiction genre and helped create a multi-million dollar stream of revenue for independent and major book publishing companies. She is currently releasing …