Introducing the Summer 2017 Teachers Write Guest Authors!

It’s almost time for Teachers Write 2017!  Our free online summer writing camp for teachers & librarians kicks off on Monday, July 10th here on my blog. Sign up here if you’d like to join us! If you’d like to know more about Teachers Write, you can learn all about it here.

And now it’s time to introduce our amazing guest author mentors for Summer 2017!  These writers are all volunteering their time, so we ask that you support Teachers Write by purchasing guest authors’ books when you can and requesting them for your school and public libraries. Please spend a little time checking out these writers’ websites and books…

Kate Messner That’s me – I’m your Teachers Write hostess & will kick things off with the first mini-lesson on Monday, July 10th.

The Seventh WishCover of Fergus and Zeke by Kate MessnerCover of Ranger in Time: Escape from the Great Earthquake by Kate MessnerCover of Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner

Gae Polisner  Gae hosts Feedback Friday on her blog and is the most amazing writerly cheerleader you’ve ever met. Gae wrote these great books.


Jo Knowles  Jo will kick off each week with her Monday Morning Warm Up. Here are some of Jo’s amazing books.


Additional guest authors will be stopping in throughout the summer to share strategies, wisdom, and inspiration. Check out their websites now and get ready to write with them starting next week!

Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Hena Khan

Gwenda Bond

Loree Griffin Burns

Caroline Carson

Margaret Powell

Martha Brockenbrough

Sarah Darer Littman

Anne Ursu

Leah Henderson

J. Anderson Coats

Dana Alison Levy

Alicia Williams

Sarah Albee

Jody Feldman

Anne Nesbet

Megan Frazer Blakemore

Phil Bildner

Erica Perl

Mike Jung

Kat Yeh

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Madelyn Rosenberg

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Nanci Turner Steveson

Karen Romano Young

Every time I look at this lineup, I get more excited about the summer to come. And it’s almost time to get writing!

For now, please check out the links above. Buy some books. Get to know your guest authors. Follow them on Twitter & find them on Facebook if you like to hang out in those places, too. We’ll be back Monday, July 10th to get started!

9 Replies on “Introducing the Summer 2017 Teachers Write Guest Authors!

  1. Fabulous….thank you all for your generosity….no worries on book purchases from me. I make a personal and a library list each summer. I love being able to connect an author I “know” to a student I know face to face.

  2. I have a great new sketchbook and my flair pens are ready. Going to follow people on FB and Twitter! Woohoo! Can’t wait. Thank you to all for their generosity!!!

  3. I am nervously looking forward to this journey. As Amy Krause Rosenthal wrote, “may there be more will than hill”!