Visiting authors vary from workshop to workshop, but here are some of the amazing writers who inspire our students:


Kathryn Erskine

Kathryn Erskine is an award-winning novelist whose 2010 book, Mockingbird won the National Book Award. Her novels have brought her national acclaim and have been recognized by the Junior Library Guild Selection, the American Library Association (ALA), Bank Street and more. In 2015, the Kennedy Center presented a theatrical production of Mockingbird for young audiences. We are so pleased and honored to have Kathryn joining our group. 

Heather Demetrios

Heather Demetrios is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. She also has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her other novels include the Exquisite Captive series, I’ll Meet You There and the multiplatform serial novel, The Lexie Project. Her newest novel, Bad Romance, hits the shelves June 2017.


MarcyKate Connolly

MarcyKate Connolly is the New York Times bestselling author of Monstrous from HarperCollins Children's Books. Monstrous was a Spring 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection in addition to a finalist for the 2015 New England Book Awards. Ravenous, a companion novel to Monstrous was published in 2016, and MarcyKate's next novel, Shadow Weaver, hits the shelves in 2018.