All Young Adult Authors

  • Andersen, Jonathan

    Jonathan Andersen is the author of Augur (Red Dragonfly Press, 2018), which was awarded the 2017 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Poetry Prize. Other books include Stomp and Sing (Curbstone Press/ Northwestern University Press, 2005) and The Burden Note (Meridian Prize, 2014), a bilingual chapbook published for the 42nd Smederevo’s Poetry Read more [...]

  • Belanger, Michael

    Michael Belanger is a young adult author and high school history teacher. He is a member of the Westport Writers’ Workshop and faculty advisor to Greenwitch, a high school literary magazine that has published talented young writers–including Truman Capote–for over a hundred years. His debut novel, The History of Jane Read more [...]

  • Burt, Jake

    When he’s not writing, Jake Burt teaches fifth grade. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with his wife, daughter, and several banjos.  

  • DeKeyser, Stacy

    Stacy DeKeyser is the author of both fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Her books have been listed among the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, the Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, Amazon Editors’ Picks, KIRKUS REVIEW’s New and Notable Books for Children, and Read more [...]

  • Friend, Natasha

    Natasha Friend is the award-winning author of How We Roll, Where You’ll Find Me, Perfect, Lush, Bounce, For Keeps, My Life in Black and White, and The Other F-Word.  She lives on the CT shoreline with her family.

  • Gauthier, Gail

    Gail Gauthier is the author of eight children’s books, including The Hero of Ticonderoga, an ALA Notable Book, and the two volumes of the Hannah and Brandon Stories series, A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat, and A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers, which were both selected as Read more [...]

  • Joyce Stengel

    I am a lifelong Connecticut resident. Personal interests include reading and writing, walking through woods and along beaches, and Reiki, a hands-on healing system.

  • Littman, Sarah Darer

    Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of Backlash; Want to Go Private?; Life, After; Purge; and Confessions of a Closet Catholic, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Her latest books include Charmed I’m Sure, a humorous MG from S & S Aladdin, and In Case You Missed Read more [...]

  • Parlato, Steven

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    Waterbury native, Steven Parlato, a novelist and poet, is also Professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he serves as faculty advisor to award-winning student newspaper, The Tamarack; he is also moderator for the College’s literary event, Confluencia. Parlato has played roles ranging from the Scarecrow to Macbeth, Read more [...]

  • Pegi Deitz Shea

    A two-time winner of the Connecticut Book Award, with books recommended by the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of the Social Studies, American Library Association, Junior Library Guild and other organizations, author and teacher Pegi Deitz Shea has published more than 400 articles, stories, Read more [...]

  • Prasad, Chandra

    Chandra Prasad’s first young adult novel is entitled Damselfly (publisher: Scholastic).  School Library Journal calls its “A compelling modern-day adventure” and the  Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books says it is a “fast-paced, heart-stopping tale.” The author previously wrote novels for adults, including On Borrowed Wings, a historical drama Read more [...]

  • Rodriguez, Cindy L.

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    Cindy L. Rodriguez was a newspaper reporter for the Hartford Courant and a researcher for the Boston Globe before becoming a public school teacher. She is now a reading specialist at a Connecticut middle school. She is also a founder of the site Latinxs in Kid Lit and a critique group Read more [...]