Don’t see us at Warrensburg Literature Festival? Here’s how to find us.

Hi everyone,

The annual Children’s Literature Festival held in Warrensburg, Missouri each year is coming up on March 17-19. Participating in the festival has been one of the highlights in my year since 1978.

I won’t be back this year and will miss seeing old friends and of course all those kids. The festival is under new leadership and nothing stays the same forever. Changes are made for various reasons. In the present situation, a high priority placed on diversity is one of them. In any case several of us will no longer be part of the event, at least not on a regular base.

Following is a list of authors and illustrators who have participated in the festival over the years. Some stopped coming before the transition while others have participated until quite recently. We hope teachers and others continue to support the festival, now in it’s 51st year, and enjoy meeting authors they may not be as familiar with. There is a lot of great talent out there.

At the same time, we would be sad to think we might lose contact with you if you miss seeing us at the Warrensburg’s Children’s Literature Festival. We’ve loved being with the kids, teachers, and parents who attend that wonderful event. As we move on to make room for other authors and artists, we want to make it easy to stay in touch! Here’s who we are and how you can continue to follow us and our work or get in touch for conference appearances and school visits. In my case I have two school visits scheduled during the March 17-19 dates. I know that Bill Anderson does, too, and quite likely others on the list are booked for other events as well. We’re a busy bunch.

As a group we’ve written or illustrated hundreds of your favorite books and visited with young people all over the United States and beyond. Although some of our out of print books are hard to find these days, they are worth the effort! The list of honors our work has received would fill pages, but our purpose here is to make it easier for you to find us. You are an important part of our lives. We look forward to staying in touch. If you are inclined to share the list with others, we’ll be grateful.

Alexandria LaFaye
a link to my school visit video:
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On Instagram and Twitter
Brenda Seabrooke:
Cheryl Harness
Claudia Mills:
Carole Adler:
David L Harrison:
Dean Hughes:
Dean Hughes, Author, Facebook Page
Gloria Skurzynski
Jane Kurtz
Janie (J.B.) Cheaney
P.O. Box 634, Bolivar MO 65613
Facebook: J.B. Cheaney
Jan Greenberg
Joan Carris
1318 Pendleton Ct., Charlottesville, VA 22901
Judy Fradin
Kristi Holl
Lois Ruby
8223 Grape View Ct. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
505-293-5478 (home)
505-288-2194 (cell)
Marsha Diane Arnold
Facebook –
Twitter –
Website (currently being updated) –
Mary Downing Hahn
Mary Jane Auch
Michael Spradlin
Naomi Williamson:
Naomi Williamson, Professor Emeritus, Library Services
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Telephone: 660-238-8784
Sandy Asher:
Stephanie Tolan
Teri Sloat
Website for books:
Website for art:
Phone: 707-823-4256
Veda Boyd Jones
Vicki Grove
Vivian Vande Velde:
William Anderson
Phone: 810 667 2012
Fb: William Anderson Author