Teachers Write 2016 – Introducing This Summer’s Guest Authors!

It’s almost time for Teachers Write 2016!  Our free online summer writing camp for teachers & librarians kicks off on Monday, June 27th here on my blog. If you’d like to join us, please sign up by May 26th if you’d like to be entered in a drawing for Scholastic dollars!) If you’d like to know more about Teachers Write, you can learn all about it here.

Now, (drum roll, please…) I’d like to introduce our guest author mentors for Summer 2016.  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. Authors are listed in the order in which you’ll meet them.

Kate Messner That’s me – I’m your Teachers Write hostess & will kick things off with the first mini-lesson on Monday, June 27th. 

The Seventh WishRanger in Time -- Race to the South Pole

Gae Polisner  Gae hosts Feedback Friday on her blog and is generally the best cheerleader this side of the Mississippi. The best in all the land, in fact. Gae wrote these amazing books.


Jo Knowles  Jo will kick off each week with her Monday Morning Warm Up, a writing prompt to get your fingers moving and writer’s brain thinking. Here are some of Jo’s great books. 


Guest Authors – These folks will be stopping in to teach Monday Mini-Lessons, offer Tuesday and Thursday Quick Writes, answer your questions on Q and A Wednesdays, and share reflections & essays to think about all summer long.They’re all great writers (as well as editors, educators, and reviewers in some cases) and even better human beings, and I’m so happy to be introducing them to you.

Anne Marie Pace

Sarah Albee

Jody Feldman

Liz Garton Scanlon

Lisa Schroeder

Caroline Starr Rose

Susan Hill Long

Elana K. Arnold

Lisa Papademetriou

Cynthia Lord

Kekla Magoon

Nancy Castaldo

Michelle Cusolito

Anne Nesbet

Kristen Kittscher

Mara Rockliff

Megan Frazer Blakemore

Karen Rivers

Phil Bildner

Debbie Reese

Erin Hagar

Erica Perl

Mike Jung

Kat Yeh

Mike Winchell

Heidi Schulz

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Dayna Lorentz

Cheryl Klein

Linda Urban

Madelyn Rosenberg

Hannah Barnaby

Laurie Ann Thompson

Jen Malone

Tracey Baptiste

Grace Lin

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Audrey Vernick

Nanci Turner Steveson

Augusta Scattergood

Karen Romano Young

Tracy Holczer

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, June 27th to get started writing!