Dan Richards is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Writing for Children program and the author of six picture books, including PENNY & PENELOPE, ONCE UPON A GOAT, and his latest release NUBBY. ONCE UPON A GOAT was a Junior Library Guild Selection, Amazon Best of the Month Book, an Indie Next Selection, and a Washington State Children’s Choice Awards finalist. Besides writing, Dan also enjoys teaching, mentoring and coaching picture book clients. Visit Dan online at www.danrichardsbooks.com.
Suma Subramaniam: Suma Subramaniam's picture books include NAMASTE IS A GREETING (Crystal Kite Award Winner), SHE SANG FOR INDIA: HOW M.S. SUBBULAKSHMI USED HER VOICE FOR CHANGE (2023 NYPL Diverse Voices Book), THE RUNAWAY DOSA, and more. Suma is also the contributing author of THE HERO NEXT DOOR (Finalist -Massachusetts Book Award). Her poems have been published in Poetry Magazine, WHAT IS HOPE?, and other anthologies for children. She lives in Seattle with her family and a dog who will do anything for Indian sweets and snacks. https://sumasubramaniam.com