THE RENEGADES OF MIDDLE GRADE

Here are the Renegades. Short Bios are below but you can click on any picture to find out more. 

Max Brallier

Max Brallier

Jake Burt

Jake Burt

Julia DeVillers

Julia DeVillers

Erin Soderberg Downing

Erin Soderberg Downing

Elizabeth Eulberg

Elizabeth Eulberg

Stuart Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs

Karina Yan Glaser

Karina Yan Glaser

Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Supriya Kelkar

Supriya Kelkar

Hena Khan

Hena Khan

Minh Le

Minh Le

Jarrett Lerner

Jarrett Lerner

Janae Marks

Janae Marks

Wendy Mass

Wendy Mass

Beth McMullen

Beth McMullen

Kate Milford

Kate Milford

Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah Mlynowski

Celia Perez

Celia Perez

James Ponti

James Ponti

Liesl Shurtliff

Liesl Shurtliff

Ronald L. Smith

Ronald L. Smith

Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat

Tamara Ireland Stone

Tamara Ireland Stone

Booki Vivat

Booki Vivat

Renee Watson

Renee Watson

Alicia Williams

Alicia Williams

Max is the New York Times   bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the series The Last Kids on Earth, Eerie Elementary, Galactic Hot Dogs, and Mister Shivers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

MAX BRALLIER

Julia DeVillers is the author of books including the UltraSquad series, the Trading Faces series with her identical twin sister, Jennifer Roy. Her book was made into the Disney Channel movie “Read it and Weep.” 

JULIA DeVILLERS

 

Elizabeth is not a detective (or so she claims) but she is the author of The Great Shelby Holmes. Click her picture to find out more.

ELIZABETH EULBERG

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Karina's had many jobs including waitressing, community organizing and teaching in a homeless shelter. She's the bestselling author of the Vanderbeeker series. Click her picture to find out more. 

KARINA YAN GLASER

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Supriya is the author of books like Ahimsa, American as Paneer Pie, That Thing About Bollywood, and more! Click her picture to find out more.

SUPRIYA KELKAR

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Minh Lê is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Green Lantern: Legacy and a bestselling picture book author. He loves spending time with his wonderful wife and children at their home in San Diego.

MINH LÊ

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Janae is the author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington. She lives by the beach in Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Click her photo to find out more.

JANAE MARKS

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Beth writes books for kids and adults including the Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls series. She lives in California with her family, two cats and a nervous bird. Click her picture to find out more.

BETH McMULLEN

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Sarah is the author of the New York Times Bestselling Whatever After series as well as the co-writer of the Upside Down Magic books. She grew up in Montreal and lives in New York. Click her picture to find out more.

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

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James Ponti is the Edgar Award- winning author of the Framed! mysteries as well as the Dead City trilogy and the new City Spies series. He's also the founder of the Renegades of Middle Grade. Click his picture to find out more.

JAMES PONTI

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Ronald won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award and is the author of spooky books like the Mesmerist and Hoodoo. Click his picture to find out more.

RONALD L. SMITH

Tamara is the tech-loving New York Times best selling author of Click'd and Swap'd as well as many Young Adult novels. Click her picture to find out more

TAMARA IRELAND STONE

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Renee has won too many awards to list for her great novels like Piecing Me Together and Some Places More Than Others. Click her picture to find out more. 

RENÉE WATSON

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JAKE BURT

Jake is a banjo-playing school teacher and the author of such  books as Greetings from Witness Protection, The Tornado and the Right Hook of Devin Velma. Click his picture to find out more 

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ERIN SODERBERG DOWNING

 

Erin is a prolific author whose books include Moon Shadow and several fun series including The Quirks and Disney's Daring Dreamers Club. Click her picture to find out more.  

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STUART GIBBS

Stuart is the author of the Spy School, Moon Base Alpha, Fund Jungle and Charlie Thorne series. He's also written screenplays and studied rodents. Click his picture to find out more. 

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CHRISTINA DIAZ GONZALEZ

 

Christina, known as "The Notorious CDG" among writing friends, is the award-winning author of Moving Target and the Red Umbrella. Click her picture to find out more.

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HENA KHAN

Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle grade novels Amina’s Voice, Amina’s Song, and More to the Story and lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her basketball-loving family. 

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JARRETT LERNER

Jarrett is a skateboarding author-illustrator whose books include the EngiNerds series of Middle Grade novels, the Geeger the Robot series of early chapter books, and the Hunger Heroes series of graphic novels.

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WENDY MASS

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of many books including the Candymakers and Bob.  She lives in New Jersey and is amazing. Click her picture to find out more. 

KATE MILFORD

Kate is the New York Times 

bestselling author of the Edgar Award-winning Greenglass House, as well as Ghosts of Greenglass House, Bluecrowne, The Thief Knot. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York

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CELIA PEREZ

Celia C. Pérez is the Pura Belpré-award winning author of The First Rule of Punk and strange Birds. She lives in Chicago with her family, where, in addition to writing books about lovable weirdos and outsiders, she works as a librarian. She is from Miami.

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LIESL SHURTLIFF

Liesl is the New York Times Bestselling author of the all new Time Castaways series as well as the (Fairly) True Tails series of books including Rump and Red. Click her picture to find out more.

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CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT

 

Christina is the author A Wish in the Dark, All Thirteen, and The Changelings. Before becoming a writer, she worked in the science museum field. Click her picture to find out more. 

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BOOKI VIVAT

Booki is the author-illustrator of the Frazzled book series. In addition to writing she's worked as a teacher, bookseller, publishing minion. Click her picture to find out more. 

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ALICIA D. WILLIAMS

Alicia D is a school teacher and author. Her first book is Genesis Begins Again, which won a Newberry Honor, the Coretta Scott KingJohn Steptoe New Talent Award. Click her picture to find out more. 

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