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Pitt-Greensburg Children's Literature Conference Authors

Suzanne Bloom

Suzanne Bloom is the author of several children’s books including A Number Slumber, Bear Can Dance!, and The Bus for Us.  Suzanne is also an illustrator and has created beautiful pages for the books, Girls A to Z, Melissa Parkington’s Beautiful, Beautiful Hair, and My Special Day at Third Street School. Bloom’s book A Splendid Friend, Indeed has been recognized as an ALA Notable Book, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book and a selection for Pennsylvania’s One Book program. 


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Jay Asher

Jay Asher is the author of the young adult novels The Future Of Us and Thirteen Reasons WhyThirteen Reasons Why, his debut novel, spent over two years on the New York Times children’s hardcover best-seller list, with foreign rights sold in over 30 countries and more than one million copies in print in the U.S. alone. It is being developed as a movie by Universal Pictures. His second novel, The Future of Us (co-written with Carolyn Mackler), has sold in 15 foreign markets, and is being developed as a movie by Warner Bros. Thirteen Reasons Why won multiple awards: California Book Award, Best Books for Young Adults, Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, Borders Original Voices Finalist, Barnes & Noble – Top 10 Best Books for Teens, International Reading Assoc. – Young Adult’s Choices, Kirkus Reviews


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