Skype with an Author on World Read Aloud Day 2018!

Hi there – and welcome to the World Read Aloud Day author Skype volunteer list for 2017!

If you’re new to this blog, I’m Kate Messner, and I write books like these:

 The Seventh Wish

I also read lots of books, and reading aloud is one of my favorite things in the world. When I was a kid, I was the one forever waving my hand to volunteer to read to the class, and still, I’ll pretty much read to anyone who will listen.

For the past few years, I’ve helped out with LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day by pulling together a list of author volunteers who would like to spend part of the day Skyping with classrooms around the world to share the joy of reading aloud.

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY 2017 IS FEBRUARY 1, 2018

The authors listed below have  volunteered their time to read aloud to classrooms and libraries all over the world. These aren’t long, fancy presentations; a typical one might go like this:

  • 1-2 minutes: Author introduces himself or herself and talks a little about his or her books.
  • 3-5 minutes: Author reads aloud a short picture book, or a short excerpt from a chapter book/novel
  • 5-10  minutes: Author answers some questions from students about reading/writing
  • 1-2 minutes: Author book-talks a couple books he or she loves (but didn’t write!) as recommendations for the kids

If you’re a teacher or librarian and you’d like to have an author Skype with your classroom or library on World Read Aloud Day, here’s how to do it:

  • Check out the list of volunteering authors below and visit their websites to see which ones might be a good fit for your students.
  • Contact the author directly by using the email provided or clicking on the link to his or her website and finding the contact form. Please be sure to provide the following information in your request:
    • Your name and what grade(s) you work with
    • Your city and time zone (this is important for scheduling!)
    • Possible times to Skype on February 1st. Please note authors’ availability and time zones. Adjust accordingly if yours is different!
    • Your Skype username
    • A phone number where you can be reached on that day in case of technical issues
  • Please understand that authors are people, too, and have schedules and personal lives, just like you, so not all authors will be available at all times. It may take a few tries before you find someone whose books and schedule fit with yours. If I learn that someone’s schedule for the day is full, I’ll put a line through their name – that means the author’s schedule is full, and no more visits are available.  (Authors, please send an email to me know when you’re all booked up!)

World Read Aloud Day – Skyping Author Volunteers for February 1,2018

Authors are listed here (kind of randomly, actually…in the order they emailed me) along with publishers, available times, and the age groups for which they write.  (PB=picture books, MG=middle grades, YA=young adult, etc.)

Kate Messner
Bloomsbury/Candlewick/Chronicle/Scholastic
Elementary & Middle School
9am-11am EST
www.katemessner.com
http://www.katemessner.com/contact-me/

 

Tricia Springstubb

Candlewick Press; HarperCollins Balzer & Bray

Younger and older elementary grades

9am -4pm EST

www.triciaspringstubb.com

tricia.springstubb@gmail.com

 

Julie Segal Walters
Simon and Schuster
Elementary
9:30-11:30 & 1:00-2:30 ET
http://www.juliesegalwalters.com
julie.segal.walters@gmail.com

 

Anne Marie Pace

Disney-Hyperion, Beach Lane Books, Scholastic, Henry Holt

Elementary (especially primary)

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST

http://www.annemariepace.com

annemarie@annemariepace.com

 

Jody Jensen Shaffer

Laura Godwin/Henry Holt Children’s Books

Elementary

10-3pm CST

jodyjensenshaffer.com

jodyjensenshaffer@gmail.com

 

Jarrett Lerner
Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Elementary
7 am-10pm EST
http://www.jarrettlerner.com
Jarrett.Lerner@gmail.com

 

Monica Carnesi

Penguin Random House

Early Elementary

9 am – 4 pm EST

www.monicacarnesi.com

monicacarnesi@mac.com

 

Jodi Kendall

HarperCollins Children’s Books

Upper Elementary

8am-12noon EST

www.jodikendall.com/contact

 

Stacy McAnulty

Random House Books for Younger Readers and Henry Holt/Macmillan

Elementary School

9AM – 3PM EST

www.stacymcanulty.com

author.stacymcanulty@gmail.com

 

Nanci Turner Steveson
HarperCollins
Upper Elementary & Middle School
7:30am to 1:00pm Mountain Time
www.nanciturnersteveson.com
Auntiebook@gmail.com

 

Emma Otheguy

Lee & Low Books

Elementary

8am-4pm EST

www.emmaotheguy.com

emma.otheguy@gmail.com

 

Erin Teagan

American Girl/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary & Middle School

8-5pm EST

www.erinteagan.com

teaganek@hotmail.com

 

Mary Sullivan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Elementary
10 am- 3pm CST
http://marysullivan.com/
mary@marysullivan.com

 

Madelyn Rosenberg
Scholastic/Albert Whitman/Holiday House
Elementary/Middle School
8:30 am- 2pm EST
http://madelynrosenberg.com
madelynruth@yahoo.com

 

Susan B. Katz

Scholastic/Random House/Barefoot

Lower Elementary

10-2 PST

www.susankatzbooks.com

Susan@connectingauthors.org

 

Lori Richmond
Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and more
Elementary
9:30 am – 2:00 pm EST
http://www.loridraws.com/
lori@loridraws.com

 

Deborah Freedman

Viking, Atheneum

Elementary

9 am — 4 pm EST

Please use this form: http://www.deborahfreedman.net/wrad

 

Abby Cooper

Sticks & Stones, Bubbles – FSG/Macmillan

Upper Elementary/Middle School

9 – 3 CST

www.AbbyCooperAuthor.com

AbbyRCooper@gmail.com

 

Caroline Starr Rose

Penguin Random House; Albert Whitman

elementary and middle school

10-2 MST

www.carolinestarrrose.com

carolinestarr@yahoo.com

 

Rebecca Rupp

Candlewick Press

Elementary/Middle

8 AM – 2 PM EST

rebeccarupp@gmail.com

 

Marianne Malone

Random House (and Yearling)

Middle Grade

9am-3pm Pacific Standard Time

www.mariannemalone.com

mariannemalonebooks@gmail.com

 

Mike Mullin

Tanglewood Press

High School

12-6 pm EST

mikemullinauthor.com

mike@mikemullinauthor.com

 

Camille Andros
Clarion/HMHKids
Elementary
8 am- 2pm EST
https://www.camilleandros.com

camdros@gmail.com

 

Dianne White

Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster

Younger Elementary

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST

http://www.diannewrites.com

dianne@diannewrites.com

 

Beth McMullen

Simon & Schuster

Middle Grade

9:00-3:00 PST

Beth@BethMcMullenBooks.com

www.bethmcmullenbooks.com

 

Caela Carter

Harper

Middle School or Upper Elementary

All day Eastern Standard Time

www.caelacarter.com

caela.carter@gmail.com

 

Dana Alison Levy

Delacorte Press/Random House

Upper Elementary/Middle School

8:30 am -3:00 pm EST

www.danaalisonlevy.com

dana@danaalisonlevy.com

 

Jennifer Swanson
National Geographic Kids 
2nd- 8th grade 
9:30 am- 1pm EST
http://jenniferswansonbooks.com/
Jennifer@JenniferSwansonBooks.com 

 

Carole Estby Dagg

Nancy Paulsen/Penguin Young Readers

Elementary

8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pacific Time

Home – Carole Estby Dagg

carole_dagg@yahoo.com

 

Donna Earnhardt

Flashlight Press

Elementary

8am – 3pm EST

https://wordwranglernc.wordpress.com/

Donnawearnhardt@gmail.com

 

Larissa Theule

Lerner, Abrams, and Bloomsbury

Elementary

9 am – 2 pm PST

ltheule@gmail.com

 

Kara LaReau

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Candlewick Press, and Abrams Kids

Elementary

9am to 2:30 pm EST

https://karalareau.com

https://karalareau.com/contact-info/

 

Carmella Van Vleet

Holiday House / Charlesbridge / Nomad Press

Elementary

9:00 am -2:30 pm EST

www.carmellavanvleet.com

carmellavanvleet@yahoo.com

 

Keely Hutton
Farrar, Straus, Giroux – Macmillan
Middle-High School
8 am- 2pm EST
www.keelyhutton.com

khutton1@rochester.rr.com

 

Jessica Petersen

The Innovation Press

Elementary

10 am – 2 pm PST

https://jessica-petersen.com/

jessica@jessica-petersen.com

 

Karen Romano Young
National Geographic Kids/Chronicle

8 am- 3pm EST

http://www.karenromanoyoung.com

wrenyoung@gmail.com

 

Sarah Sullivan

Candlewick Press

Elementary

8 am – 5 pm EST

www.sarahsullivanbooks.com

sarah@sarahsullivanbooks.com

 

Kerri Kokias

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Elementary

9am-2pm PST

https://www.kerrikokias.com

mail@kerrikokias.com

 

Loree Griffin Burns

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Holt, Lerner

Elementary, Middle

9am to 3:40pm EST

http://loreeburns.com/www.loreeburns.com

loreegriffinburns@yahoo.com

 

Gaia Cornwall

Candlewick Press
PreK-Elementary
9:30pm- 2:30pm EST
GaiaCornwall.com

g.cornwall@gmail.com

 

Jenna Grodzicki
Clear Fork Publishing
Elementary
9am- 3pm EST

www.jennagrodzicki.com

jennagrodz@live.com

 

Katey Howes

Ripple Grove Press, Sterling Children’s Books

Elementary

9am-2:30pm EST

www.kateyhowes.com

howes_kathryn@yahoo.com

 

Nancy Castaldo

Houghton Mifflin/Random House

Elementary/Middle School

9 am- 2 pm EST

nancycastaldo.com

nancycastaldo@nancycastaldo.com

 

Megan Wagner Lloyd

Knopf Books for Young Readers
Elementary
10 am- 2pm EST
http://meganwagnerlloyd.com
meg@meganwagnerlloyd.com

 

Jennifer Brown

Little, Brow/Katherine Tegen/Bloomsbury

Middle School or High School

9AM – 2PM CST

www.JenniferBrownAuthor.com

JenniferBrownYA@gmail.com

 

Christina Soontornvat

Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky Kids

Elementary

9am-2pm CT

www.soontornvat.com

csoontornvat@gmail.com

 

Maria Gianferrari

HMH; Roaring Brook Press; Aladdin; Boyds Mills Press; Putnam; Little Bee

Elementary

10:15-10:45 AM EST; 1:15-4:30 PM

http://mariagianferrari.com/

http://mariagianferrari.com/contact

 

Denis Markell

Delacorte Press
Middle
8 am- 3:30pm EST
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/534331.Denis_Markell
dmarkell@aol.com

 

Lisa Rose

Kar-Ben Publishing

Elementary

12-3:30 pm EST

www.LisaRoseWrites.com

LisaRoseWrites@gmail.com

 

Robin Yardi

Arbordale Publishing & Carolrhoda

Elementary

6 AM – 2 PM Pacific Standard Time

https://robinyardi.com/2017/10/17/world-read-aloud-day-2018/

robin@blueeggbooks.com

 

Jennifer Thermes
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Elementary
10am- 2pm EST
http://jenniferthermes.com
jennifer@jenniferthermes.com

 

Elana K. Arnold

Harper Collins/Walden Pond Press

Elementary

8am-2pm PST

www.elanakarnold@gmail.com

elanakarnold@gmail.com

 

Debbi Michiko Florence

Farrar Straus Giroux

Elementary (gr 1- 3)

10 am – 1 pm EST

http://debbimichikoflorence.com/

jasminetoguchibooks@gmail.com

 

Kelly Jensen

Algonquin Young Readers

Middle/High School

9 am – noon central time

kellybjensen.com

kellybjensen@gmail.com

 

Kerry O’Malley Cerra
Sky Pony Press
Upper elementary & middle school
8:30 am- 3 pm EST
http://kerryomalleycerra.com
kerryocerra@gmail.com

 

Laurie Wallmark

Sterling Children’s Books and Creston Books

Elementary

8am- – 8pm EST

www.lauriewallmark.com

laurie@lauriewallmark.com

 

Anica Mrose Rissi

Simon & Schuster BFYR / Disney-Hyperion

Younger Elementary: Grades K-4

10am to 6pm EST

anicarissi.com

anicamroserissi@gmail.com

 

Bree Barton

Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins*

High School

8 am- 5pm PST

www.breebarton.com

breebarton@gmail.com

 

A.M. Rose

Entangled Teen

Middle or High School

9am – 3:30pm CST

www.amroseauthor.com

annmrose@yahoo.com

 

Allison Singer

DK Publishing

Elementary

9am-5pm EST

https://www.amazon.com/Allison-Singer/e/B01FV1V4EI/

allison.singer@dk.com

 

Peter McCleery
HarperCollins Children Books
Elementary
12pm- 4pm EST
http://www.petermccleery.com/
peter.mccleery@gmail.com

 

Jody Feldman

HarperCollins/Greenwillow

Grades 3-7

8:00am – 4:00pm CST

http://jodyfeldman.com

jody@jodyfeldman.com

 

Miriam Busch

Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins

Elementary

10 am- 2pm CST

http://miriambuschauthor.com

http://miriambuschauthor.com/connect/

 

Rita Antoinette Borg

Horizon publishers/ Bloomsbury UK

Elementary

Rome time

http://ritaborg.us

rita@ritaborg.us

 

Jennifer Hansen Rolli
Penguin Random House 
Elementary
8 am- 2pm EST
https://www.jenniferhansenrolli.com/

jenhansen@earthlink.net

 

Margaret Dilloway

Disney-Hyperion

Elementary/Middle School

7:30 am- 2 pm PST

www.margaretdilloway.com

margaretdilloway@gmail.com

 

Kayla Cagan
Chronicle Books
High School
10am PST – 6pm PST
http://kaylacagan.com
hello@kaylacagan.com

 

Sarah Aronson

Scholastic Press
Elementary

8 am- 5pm Central
http://saraharonson.com
sarah.n.aronson@gmail.com

 

Jaime Questell
Entangled Teen
High School
8 am- 3pm CST

jaimequestell.com

Jquestellauthor@gmail.com

 

Sarah Brannen

Albert A. Whitman, Charlesbridge, Scholastic, etc.

Elementary

10 am – 3 pm EST

http://sarahbrannen.com

ssbrannen@verizon.net

 

Diane Magras

Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin Young Readers

Middle

11:00 am – 2:30 pm EST

https://www.dianemagras.com/

diane@dianemagras.com

 

Carter Higgins
Chronicle Books
Elementary
8:30 am- 10:30 am PST
www.designofthepicturebook.com
carterhiggins@gmail.com

 

Janet Sumner Johnson

Capstone Young Readers

Elementary

9 am- 2pm MST

http://janetsumnerjohnson.com

rjljohnson.janet@gmail.com

 

Beth Ain

Random House and Scholastic

Elementary

9 am- 2 pm EST

https://www.bethain.com/

Bethain@gmail.com

 

Sarah Albee

Random House/National Geographic Kids

Elementary/Middle School

9 am- 2pm EST

www.sarahalbeebooks.com

sarahalbee@taftschool.org

 

Steve Swinburne

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary

8 am – 2 pm EST

http://steveswinburne.com

stephen.swinburne@gmail.com

 

Julia Lynn Rubin

Diversion Books

High School

11 AM – 2PM EST

http://julialynnrubin.com

writejulia@gmail.com

 

Mike Grosso

Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Upper Elementary, Middle School

8:00am-3:00pm CST

http://mikegrossoauthor.com
me@mikegrossoauthor.com

 

Rebecca Behrens
Simon & Schuster
Elementary, Middle
10 am – 3 pm EST
http://www.rebeccabehrens.com
http://rebeccabehrens.com/contact/

 

M. Romero

Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House

4th and 5th grade, Middle School

8 AM – 2 PM EST

http://rmomero.com

contact@rmromero.com

 

Brenda Rufener

HarperTeen of HarperCollins Publishers

High School

8 AM – 2 PM EST

https://www.brendarufener.com/

brenda.rufener@gmail.com

 

Laura Murray

GP Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Elementary

9 am-2pm EST

www.LauraMurrayBooks.com

LauraMurrayBooks@gmail.com

 

Ronni Arno
Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Late Elementary/Early Middle
9am- 2pm EST
www.ronniarno.com
ronniarno@gmail.com

 

Brian Lies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary

9 AM – 2 PM EST

www.brianlies.com

blies@earthlink.net

 

Rebecca Caprara

Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group

Elementary & Middle School

9am-1pm EST

www.rebeccacaprara.com

rebecca.caprara@gmail.com

 

Michelle Cusolito

Charlesbridge

Elementary

9 am to 4pm EASTERN Time (With breaks for lunch etc).

http://www.michellecusolito.com/

Michelle@michellecusolito.com

 

Deborah Heiligman
Macmillan Childrens Books/ Two Lions/ National Geographic
Elementary, Middle School, High school
9 am to 3:00 p.m. EST
http://deborahheiligman.com/contact/

Deborah@DeborahHeiligman.com

 

Nancy Bo Flood

Charlesbridge and Highlights/BoydsMill Press- Wordsong

elementary  & middle school

www.nancyboflood.com

wflood@hotmail.com

 

Mara Rockliff

Candlewick Press

Elementary

9 am – 4 pm EST

mararockliff.com

mararockliff.com/img/email.bmp

 

Augusta Scattergood

Scholastic Press

Elementary and Middle School (Gr. 3-7)

9 AM-4 PM
http://www.augustascattergood.com/
gsgood2@gmail.com

 

Elly Swartz

Farrar Straus and Giroux – Finding Perfect

Scholastic – Smart Cookie

Upper elementary and middle school

10:30am-3pm EST

http://ellyswartz.com/

ellyswartz@outlook.com

 

Linsey Davis

Zondervan

Elementary

9am-3pm EST

www.linseytdavis.com

Linsey.davis@abc.com

 

Melissa Stoller

Clear Fork Publishing

Elementary

9 am-2 pm EST

www.MelissaStoller.com

MLStoller@aol.com

 

Carol Gordon Ekster

Clavis Books

Elementary (K-2)

Available 1:00 p.m.-3:00 EST

www.carolgordonekster.com

cekster@aol.com

 

Brooks Benjamin

Random House

Upper elementary or middle school

8 am – 5 pm (EST)

www.BrooksBenjamin.com

cbrooks.benjamin@gmail.com

 

Jenn Bishop

Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

Gr. 3-7 (Elementary & Middle)

Available 10-4 pm EDT

jennbishop.com

jenn@jennbishop.com

 

 

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Lerner/HarperCollins

Elementary School

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST

http://www.trishaspeedshaskan.com

trishaspeedshaskan@gmail.com

 

Deborah Schaumberg

HarperTeen

High School

8 am – 2 pm EST

www.deborahschaumberg.com
email@deborahschaumberg.com

 

Hannah Dias

Eifrig Publishing

Elementary

8am- 2pm CST

www.hannahcarmonadias.com

authorhcd@gmail.com

 

Lisa Gammon Olson
Eifrig Publishing
Elementary
9 am- 2pm CST
http://lwww.lisagammonolson.com
lisagammonolson@gmail.com

 

Lauren Magaziner

Penguin Books for Young Readers

Elementary

9 am – 6 pm EST

http://laurenmagaziner.com/

lauren@laurenmagaziner.com

 

Elaine Vickers
HarperChildrens
Elementary
9:30-10:30 am, 2-3 pm EST
http://elainevickers.com
elainebvickers@hotmail.com

 

Annie Silvestro

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Sterling Children’s Books

Elementary

9am – 2pm EST

www.anniesilvestro.com

anniesilvestro@gmail.com

 

Robin Newman 

Creston Books

Elementary 

10 am – 1 pm EST

www.robinnewmanbooks.com 

rnewman504@nyc.rr.com

 

Hayley Barrett
Candlewick/Holiday House/S&S
Elementary

8 am-12pm EST
hayleybarrettwrites@gmail.com

 

Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

HMH, Scholastic Press

Elementary (K-2)

9 am-11:30 am, EST

andriawarmflashrosenbaum.com

http://www.andriawarmflashrosenbaum.com/contact.htm

 

Lynn Plourde

Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin

Upper Elementary-Gr. 4-6

8 am – 3 pm EST

http://www.lynnplourde.com

lynn@lynnplourde.com

 

Marcie Colleen

HarperCollins/Macmillan

Elementary

10 – 4pm PCT

www.thisismarciecolleen.com

marciecolleen@gmail.com

 

Shannon Hitchcock

Scholastic

Grade Level 3-7

Hours: 11:00–3:00 EST

http://www.shannonhitchcock.com

http://www.shannonhitchcock.com/contact.html

 

Kathleen Burkinshaw

Sky Pony Press

Middle and High school

10am – 3:00pm EST

www.kathleenburkinshaw.com

klburkinshaw@gmail.com

 

Constance Lombardo

HarperCollins

Upper Elementary

10am – 3pm  EST

http://constancelombardo.com

conlombardo@hotmail.com

 

Jennifer Wolf Kam

Charlesbridge Publishing

Middle School/High School

8 AM- 3:00 PM, EST

http://www.jenniferwolfkam.com

jrwkam@aol.com

 

Erin Soderberg Downing
Random House, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, Bloomsbury
Elementary/Middle School
10 am- 3pm CST
http://www.erinsoderberg.com
http://www.erindowning.com

erin@erinsoderberg.com

 

Patricia McMahon

Simon and Schuster/Boyds Mills Press/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Elementary

9-4 CST

patriciamcmahonbooks.com

patricia@patriciamcmahonbooks.com

 

Casey Lyall
Sterling Children’s Books
Elementary/Middle School
9 am- 4pm EST
https://www.caseylyall.com/

casey@caseylyall.com

 

Nisha Sharma

Crown Books for Young Readers

High School

8am-11am EST

www.nisha-sharma.com

contact@nisha-sharma.com

 

Leah Henderson
Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
Elementary and Middle School
9:30 am – 2 pm EST
leahhendersonbooks.com
reachme@leahhendersonbooks.com

 

Monica Tesler

Simon & Schuster

Elementary, Middle

9 am – 3 pm EST

monicatesler.com

monicatesler@gmail.com

 

Rebecca Petruck

ABRAMS/Amulet

Middle

8 am – 10p ET

http://www.rebeccapetruck.com

rebecca_petruck@yahoo.com

 

Donna Gephart
Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
Upper Elementary & Middle School
8:30 am- 3:30pm EST
http://donnagephart.com
donnagephart@bellsouth.net

 

Miranda Paul

Knopf Children’s (Penguin Random House), Lerner, Macmillan Children’s
Elementary

9 am-1pm Central (+Willing to schedule early morn/late night for schools overseas)

www.mirandapaul.com
Mirandapaulbooks@gmail.com

 

Lita Judge
Dial/Roaring Brook/Atheneum
Elementary
12 – 3pm EST
http://litajudge.net

info@litajudge.com

 

Meg Fleming

Simon & Schuster and little bee books

Elementary 

9:00am- 2:00 PST

www.megfleming.net

meg@megfleming.net

 

Linda Vigen Phillips

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Middle and up

8 am – 2 pm EST

http://www.lindavigenphillips.com

linda.phillips4866@gmail.com

 

Chana Stiefel

Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)

Early Childhood & Elementary

8:30-10:30 AM EST

http://chanastiefel.com/

stiefelchana@gmail.com

 

Gina Perry
little bee books
Younger Elementary
9am-2pm EST
http://www.ginaperry.com
ginacarey@comcast.net

 

Lezlie Evans
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Albert Whitman, Disney-Hyperion
Younger Elementary K-3
9:00-5:00 pm EST
LezlieEvans.com
Lezlieevans@gmail.com

Sue Fliess

little bee books, Albert Whitman, Henry Holt

Elementary

9 am – 3 pm EST

www.suefliess.com

sue.fliess@gmail.com or http://www.suefliess.com/contact

 

Judy Dodge Cummings

Nomad Press

Grades 5-7

11-3 Central Time

http://judydodgecummings.com/

judydodgecummings@gmail.com

 

Hillary Homzie
MIX/Aladdin/Simon & Schuster; Swirl/Sky Pony Press
Elementary
8 am- 11:30 am PST
www.hillaryhomzie.com
hillary@hillaryhomzie.com

 

Susan Tan

Roaring Brook Press

Elementary

8am-4pm EST

www.susantanbooks.com

susanshaumingtan@gmail.com

 

Andrea Wang

Albert Whitman & Co.

Elementary, Grades K-3

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Mountain Time

http://andreaywang.com

andrea@andreaywang.com or contact page at http://andreaywang.com/contact/

 

Bridget Hodder

Macmillan/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Grades 4 – 8

1:00 – 5:00 EST

www.BridgetHodder.com

http://www.bridgethodder.com/contact-bridget-hodder/

 

Laura Shovan
Wendy Lamb Books/Random House
Elementary & Middle (3-8)
9-5 pm EST
www.laurashovan.com
laurashovan@gmail.com

 

E. Conran

Gosling Press, Goosebottom Books

Elementary (4-6)

8am-3pm PST

http://aeconran.com

aeconran@gmail.com

 

Shari Green

Pajama Press

upper elementary

9am – 12noon PST

http://www.sharigreen.com

sharigreenbooks@gmail.com

 

Jill Diamond
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Elementary
9:30 am – 2:30 pm PST
https://www.jilldiamondbooks.com/
jilldiamond78@gmail.com

 

Karina Yan Glaser

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

Elementary and Middle

10am – 2pm EST

www.karinaglaser.com

http://www.karinaglaser.com/contact/

 

Dana Middleton

Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan

Elementary

9am-3pm PST

http://www.danamiddletonbooks.com/

dana@danamiddletonbooks.com

 

S.A. Larsen

Leap Books, LLC & Ellysian Press

Upper Elementary, Middle Grade, & High School)

9am – 2pm EST

https://www.salarsenbooks.com/

sheri@salarsenbooks.com

 

Sarah Cannon
Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan
Middle
9 am- 3pm EST
http://sarahcannonbooks.com
hellosarahcannon@gmail.com

 

Wendy BooydeGraaff

Ripple Grove Press

Elementary

10 am – 3pm EST

wendybooydegraaff.com

http://www.wendybooydegraaff.com/contact-form/

 

Shelly Becker

Sterling Publishing

Elementary

10am-3pm EST

http://shellybeckerbooks.com

Shellybecker@gmail.com

 

Darcey Rosenblatt

Henry Holt/MacMillian

Middle Grade

7am – 2pm PST

https://www.darceyr.com

darceyr@comcast.net

 

Cynthia Reeg

Jolly Fish Press/ North Star Editions

Elementary

10-2 EST

https://www.cynthiareeg.com

cynthiareeg@ymail.com

 

Matthew Swanson

Macmillan Children’s

Elementary

9:00am – 3:00pm EST

www.robbiandmatthew.com

matthew@robbiandmatthew.com

 

Jodi McKay

Albert Whitman & Co

Elementary

9:00-2:00 est

www.jodimckaybooks.com

Jodi@jodimckaybooks.com

 

Tricia Clasen

Sky Pony Press

Elementary (4-6th grade)

10-4 Central

http://www.triciaclasen.com

triciaclasen@gmail.com

 

Lee Gjertsen Malone

Aladdin/Simon & Schuster

4th through 8th grades

9am – 4pm EST

leegjertsenmalone.com

leegjertsenmalone@gmail.com

 

Rebecca Donnelly
Capstone Young Readers
Middle Grade
9-10 am, noon-3pm EST

Anna Raff

Candlewick Press
Elementary
9 am – 2 pm EST

Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Litte Somit, Simon & Schuster
Elementary
9am-2pm eastern
Dianne Salerni
HMH/HarperCollins
Upper Elementary and Middle School
11 am – 5 pm EST
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
HarperCollins, Scholastic, Seagrass Press
Elementary, Middle
9am – 2pm EST

http://olugbemisolabooks.com

Debbie Reed Fischer
Delacorte Press/ Penguin Random House
upper elementary/ middle school
8:30 am – 2:00 pm EST

Lilliam Rivera

Simon & Schuster for Young Readers
Middle School/High School
9am-3pm PST
Stel Pavlou
HarperCollins
Upper Elementary & Middle
10am- 3pm EST
Http://danielcoldstar.com
Mail@danielcoldstar.com
Tara Lazar
S&S/Aladdin, Disney*Hyperion, Random House, Sterling
Elementary
Available all day; in Eastern Time Zone
tarakidlit@gmail.com

Nancy Churnin
Albert Whitman & Company; Creston Books
Elementary
9 – 11 am CST
http://www.nancychurnin.com/
nancychurnin@mac.com

Elissa Brent Weissman
Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
Elementary
9am-2pm EST

Christina Farley
Skyscape
Middle/High
8 am- 12pm EST
http://www.christinafarley.com

Farley.ChristinaL@gmail.com

 

Katey Howes
Ripple Grove Press, Sterling Children’s Books, Carolrhoda
Younger Elementary
9am-3pm EST, 7:30-9pm EST
www.kateyhowes.com
Howes_kathryn@yahoo.com

Anika Denise
Abrams, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House
Elementary
9am-2pm EST
Rob Vlock
S&S/Aladdin
Upper Elementary & Middle
11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
Andrea J Loney
Albert Whitman & Company and Lee & Low Books
All Elementary
6 am – 3 pm PST
Veronica Bartles
Harper Collins Balzer & Bray
Elementary
8 am- 4pm EST
http://vbartles.com
vbartleswrites@vbartles.com
Jennifer Fosberry
Sourcebooks

Amanda Hosch
Capstone Young Readers/Stone Arch Books
Elementary
8 am to 2 pm PT
Tracy Marchini
Creative Editions
PreK – Lower Elementary
10 am- 5pm EST
http://www.tracymarchini.com

Please use the contact form at: http://tracymarchini.com/contact-faqs/
Michelle Meadows
Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Henry Holt
Elementary
10 am – 3 pm EST
Karen Leggett Abouraya
Dial Books for Young Readers + Star Walk Kids Media
Older Elementary/Middle School
Available 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Eastern time
handsaroundthelibrary.com
leggett@comcast.net

Jackie Azúa Kramer

North South Books

Elementary

9am-2pm EST

https://www.jackieazuakramer.com

Jkramer422@gmail.com

 

Carmela LaVigna Coyle 
Muddy Boots Books 
Elementary 
8 am- 2pm MST
www.carmelacoyle.com
carmelacoyle@gmail.com 
Caron Levis
FSG/Macmillan; Atheneum/S&S; HMH
Elementary
12-4   EST
Jane Kohuth
Penguin Random House (Random House Books for Young Readers, Dial)
Elementary
12 pm – 4:30 pm EST
I’ll be updating this list once a week or so until WRAD, so if you check back, you may find that the options will change. Schedules will fill, so some folks will no longer be available, but there will also be new people added.

Authors & Illustrators: If your schedule is full & you need to be crossed off the list, please email to let me know. If you’d like to be added to the list, directions are here. Please note that this particular list is limited to traditionally published authors/illustrators, only to limit its size and scope. I’m one person with limited time. However, if someone else would like to compile and share a list of self-published, magazine, and ebook author/illustrator volunteers, I think that would be absolutely great, and I’ll happily link to it here. Just let me know!

Happy reading, everyone!

“World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.”              ~from the LitWorld website

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  1. Posted November 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for doing this for us, Kate!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Maria Gianferrari 🙂

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