Join us in welcoming three new faculty to the community!

Corey Ann HayduCorey Ann Haydu is the author of EVENTOWN, RULES FOR STEALING STARS, OCD LOVE STORY, and four other young adult and middle grade novels. In 2013, Corey was chosen as a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start and her books have been Indie Next Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, Amazon Best Book of the Month Selections, BCCB Blue Ribbon Selections and Bank Street Children’s Book Committee’s Best Children’s Books Selections. Corey was previously a writing instructor for Arizona State University, Mediabistro, and Writopia Lab. She has been working in children’s publishing since 2009. Visit her at

Anna-Marie McLemoreAnna-Marie McLemore (she/her) writes magical realism and fairy tales from her Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities. She is the author of THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris Debut Award; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature; WILD BEAUTY a Kirkus Best Book of 2017; and BLANCA & ROJA, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. DARK AND DEEPEST RED, a reimagining of The Red Shoes based on true medieval events, is forthcoming in January 2020. Visit her at


Jennifer ZieglerJennifer Ziegler is the author of the middle grade Brewster Triplet Series for Scholastic — Revenge of the Flower Girls, Revenge of the Angels, Revenge of the Happy Campers, and Revenge of the Teacher’s Pets — as well as three young adult novels for Penguin Random House — How Not to Be Popular, Sass & Serendipity, and Alpha Dog. Her books have been featured on the Lone Star List, the International Reading Association’s Young Adults Choice List, recommended on NPR’s “Tell Me More,” and optioned for film and stage. Visit her at