2016 Authors


pop papersAmy Ignatow, author of the delightful Popularity Papers, returns mighty oddsto celebrate the release of her new middle grade (ages 7-13) novel The Mighty Oddsinspired by her visits to Lititz! Born and raised in Huntington, New York, Amy has worked as a teacher, a farmer, a florist, a short-order vegan cook, a ghostwriter for Internet personal ads, a telefundraiser, a wedding singer, and an air-brush face and body painter.

peddler's road SuperMatthew Cody is the author of some of our favorite middle grade novels, including the Supers of Noble’s Green series, Will in Scarlet, and Secrets of the Pied Piper, among others. He holds a BFA from Webster University and an MFA in Theater from the University of Alabama.



abrakapow web ready Johnny Cannon cvrIsaiah Campbell joins us to discuss his new novel Abrakapow!, based on a true story, a charming mystery about a mishap at a magic show at a POW camp—featuring magic how-to diagrams throughout. His other popular books include The Troubles of Johnny Cannon and The Struggles of Johnny Cannon.


61+FCZ55ldL cupcakeBack for his fourth (!!)  Kid-Lit Fest is the always entertaining  Eric Wight. Best known for his Frankie Pickle Series, Eric will share the scrumptious picture book he just illustrated: Everyone Loves Cupcake!


henry hubbleAndy Myer,  author of the wonderful picture book Delia’s Dull Day, joins us with his debut middle grade humorous tale Henry Hubble’s Book of Troubles.



madeline fin & dogrobert papp paintingHusband and wife team Lisa & Robert Papp will discuss their work on picture and elementary grade books. Lisa is the author of the soon to be published,Madeline Finn and the Library Dog. She has also written several books for young readers on the War of 1812 and the American Revolution. Robert is an illustrator for the Boxcar Children Series, as well as numerous picture books.

517kJ9QUg7L._SX333_BO1,204,203,200_Dianne Salernis The Eighth Day is the first in a series about a secret day of the week tied to Arthurian legend. The adventure continues in The Inquisitor’s Mark and The Morrigan’s Curse..Dianne’s first visit to the Kid-Lit Festival was for her wonderful YA debut novel We Hear the Dead, based on the real story of 19th century teenage spirit mediums Maggie and Kate Fox.

daydreamingMark Tatulli is the author of desmond pucketthe Desmond Pucket book series. as well as the creator of the “Lio” and “Heart of the City“ syndicated comic strips, which have a combined run in over four hundred newspapers. Mark returns for his second Kid-Lit Festival to share his new picture
book- Daydreaming.

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