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Saturday, April 21 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Kid Lit How to Write for young audience

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A lively panel of successful children's authors share their wisdom on what's working, what's not working and how to write for this very special group of readers without pandering or dumbing down the story. Moderated by Wendy McClure

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Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Jessica’s motto is: Adventure first, then write! When not running around exploring nature and chasing after two smaller versions of herself, she also…feeds the bunny. Somehow in there she has found time to author the award winning children’s book, The Golden Rule, as well as... Read More →
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Lora Hyler

Founder & CEO, Glendale, Wisconsin
Lora Hyler is an award-winning former radio journalist, television commentator, executive speechwriter, and manager at media and utility companies. She currently serves as CEO of her 16-year-old public relations and marketing company, Hyler Communications. She has written hundreds... Read More →
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Wendy McClure

Wendy McClure is an author, a columnist, and a children’s book editor.  She is the author of  The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie, which won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for nonfiction in 2011, received a starred review from... Read More →
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Eliot Triechel

Eliot Treichel is the author of the young adult novel A Series of Small Maneuvers, which received the Oregon Book Award’s Readers Choice Award and the Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association’s Reading the West Award. His first book, the story collection Close Is... Read More →
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Jacqueline West

Jacqueline West is the author of the NYT-bestselling middle grade fantasy series THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE and the YA novel DREAMERS OFTEN LIE. Her next MG series, THE COLLECTORS, will be released by Greenwillow/HarperCollins in fall 2018. Her debut, THE SHADOWS (THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE... Read More →
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Liza Wiemer

Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with twenty-five years of teaching experience. HELLO?, her debut realistic contemporary YA novel, is set in Door County, Wisconsin and was published by Spencer Hill Press, NY. It was named a Goodreads Best Young Adult Novel and was on Milwaukee... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
KI Convention Center - Room 6AB (Breakout Area)