Colby Sharp, a fifth-grade teacher in Parma, Michigan, is the cofounder of Nerdy Book Club and Nerd Camp Michigan. His first book, The Creativity Project, was published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers in the spring of 2018, and he is currently working on the book Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids with Donalyn Miller. Game Changer, to be published by Scholastic, will be released in November of 2018.
Learn more about Colby at https://www.mrcolbysharp.com/.
Gary Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in GrandRapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family on a 150-year-old farm in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by.
Learn more about Gary at http://www.hmhbooks.com/schmidt/about.html.