Awesome Authors #18: Sarah Dessen

I’m long overdue for an Awesome Authors post. I inhaled Sarah Dessen’s books when I was in high school and college. Dessen was born in June 1970 in Evanston, Illinois. Her parents, Alan and Cynthia, taught classicism and Shakespearean literature at the University of North Carolina. When she was 15, Dessen became involved with a […]

Awesome Authors #16: Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg was practically a household name when I was younger. He has created some of the most beautifully illustrated books I have ever seen. Our future kids will definitely know about him, too. Born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, in June 1949. Van Allsburg has an older sister. His parents moved a few […]