Informative, Educational, and Entertaining

The Author Village is excited to announce our very own virtual In Conversation Series. Throughout the year, listen in as our presenters engage in hour-long conversations and take your questions about their books, craft, and topics close to their hearts.

Learn more about our authors and illustrators by visiting our Presenter page.

Previously Held In Conversations

Fighting the Good Fight

Samira Ahmed and Brendan Kiely

Amor and the Word: Writing Culture, Community, and Family into Our Stories

Pablo Cartaya and Isabel Quintero

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Erin Entrada Kelly and Ronald L. Smith

The Disconnect: Girls Sharing Their Truths

Tiffany D. Jackson and Nina LaCour

Second Sight: How We Revise

Kate Messner and Padma Venkatraman

From Illustrating to Writing: How Two Illustrators Made the Transition into Writing

Angela Dominguez and Juana Martinez-Neal

Atrevidas: Latinx Girls in Fiction for Young People

Meg Medina and Isabel Quintero

Finding Facts through Fiction:
Using Middle Grade Novels to Bridge the Gaps
Between Creativity and Research

Elana K. Arnold and Brandy Colbert

Girl Power in Books and
the Ability to Change Lives

Stacy McAnulty and Aisha Saeed

Code of Conduct Policy

The Author Village In Conversation Series has a zero tolerance policy for any and all forms of harassment and intimidation. By registering, attendees agree to the terms of the zero tolerance policy. Any and all attendees engaging in or believed to be engaging in conduct in violation of the zero tolerance policy will be immediately ejected without notice or warning. This conduct includes, but is not limited to vulgar, obscene, and abusive language; name-calling; taunting; and any conduct referencing or directed at an individual or group that demeans that person/group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, creed, age, disability or other extraneous factors. The Author Village is the sole judge as to whether a code of conduct violation has occurred.

The Author Village is a community of forward-thinking and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators available for in-person and virtual school visits, library visits, festivals, conferences, panels, workshops, and special events.