Author Bio

Ed Spicer teaches first*grade students at North Ward Elementary School in Allegan, Michigan. Recently he has been writing curriculum guides for publishers, including one for Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why. He runs a teen book group at Allegan High School and coordinates the high school literacy contest for high school authors and artists. He has been a member of the Teen Read Week Committee, the Michael L. Printz Committee (2005), Best Books for Young Adults (2006-2008), the Randolph Caldecott Committee (2009 ), and the Notable Children's Books Committee (2010-2011). Last year Ed served on the William C. Morris award committee for teen debut authors. He has taught a graduate young adult literature course at Grand Valley State University (adjunct). Ed gives presentations on books to schools, universities, libraries, and even groups like the American Chemical Society (on teaching visual literacy). Currently Ed is a member of the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. Ed's website is: www.spicyreads.org. Feel free to contact Ed at: info@ spicyreads.org.

Marguerite Foshee is a teacher consultant at Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne, Michigan. She enjoys collaboratively teaching 12th-grade English and mentoring students in the school's "Champion" program. Marguerite is enjoying completing her graduate degree in the Master of Arts in Teaching Literacy program at Madonna University, through which she has led an after-school writing workshop as part of an elementary school magazine club in Detroit.


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