| President Click here for an interview with Stephen Mooser
The author of nearly sixty books for children, when Stephen Mooser began writing books for children, he did it with a bang: in the space of five years he wrote 250 books, K-4, for the SWRL Reading Program
published by Ginn. He has since written a number of major reading programs for several companies including Ginn, American Book Company, and Harcourt Brace, Jovanovich. Most readers know Stephen for his trade books, which began with the publication of 101 Black Cats
(Scholastic) in 1975, and continued through 1999's release, Maid Marian's Adventures in Sherwood Forest: A Girls to the Rescue Novel
(Meadowbrook). He has written in every genre: picture books (The Ghost with the Halloween Hiccups
), to series books (The Creepy Creature Club; It's a Weird, Weird School
), to nonfiction (Lights! Camera! Scream!
), to novels (Elvis Is Back and He’s in the Sixth Grade
). His most recent easy reader series is
Goofball Malone, Ace Detective.
| Executive Director Click here for an interview with Lin Oliver
LIN OLIVER is a leading children’s book author and writer-producer of family films, television series and movies for children. With her co-author Henry Winkler, she writes the New York Times best-selling book series, HANK ZIPZER: WORLD’B BEST UNDERACHIEVER, which has sold over three million copies.Lin is also the author of four comedic novels that comprise the WHO SHRUNK DANIEL FUNK? Quartet from Simon and Schuster, which feature the comedy misadventures of a shrinking boy and his identical shrunken twin brother. She has three additional children’s book series under contract. ALMOST IDENTICAL, a three book series from Grosset & Dunlap, is about identical twin tweens who are in the process of establishing individual identities. SOUND BENDER, a two book commitment which she is writing with Theo Baker, is a high concept science fiction intended for upper middle grade readers is available now. And her new four book series, GHOST BUDDIES, co-authored with Henry Winkler premiered in 2012 from Scholastic.In television, Lin produced the long-running series, HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS for Universal, for which she wrote over 30 episodes. She also produced the animated series CORDUROY for PBS and WAYSIDE for Nickelodeon. In the feature film arena, she has produced THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN, based on E.B. White’s award-winning novel.
Our staff at our headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
Brandon Clarke, Logistics Coordinator
Kim Turrisi, Director of Special Projects
Lin Oliver, Executive Director
Stephen Mooser, President
Gee Cee Addison, Director of Operations | Membership
Chelsea Mooser, Director of Outreach
Sara Rutenberg, Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Baker, Manager, Illustration and Design
Kayla Heinen, Office Coordinator
Regional Advisor (RA) Team
Tracy Barrett, U.S. RA Chairperson
Kathleen Ahrens, International RA Chairperson
Priscilla Burris, U.S. Illustrator Coordinator