We will have refreshments from other Orinda Indies such as Loard's Ice Cream, Republic of Cake, and Genuine Goodness . . . and lots of giveaways, discounts and games!
Gennifer Choldenko's novel Al Capone Does My Shirts received the Newbery Honor and nineteen other awards. It has been on the New York Times, Booksense, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and has been translated into more than eleven languages. Gennifer's newest book is a picture book, Dad and the Dinosaur illustrated by Caldecott award winning Dan Santat. Gennifer lives with her loyal husband, irreverent daughter and naughty dog in the San Francisco Bay area.
Arree Chung has worked in video games as a designer and art director, and at Pixar as a production scheduler. At Pixar, Arree learned the secret to success: loving what you do. He received his ninja training at ArtCenter College of Design. When he is not practicing his ninja moves, you can find him playing basketball or riding his bike. Arree lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his family.
Tony Fucile is the author-illustrator of Let’s Do Nothing! as well as the illustrator of the Bink and Gollie series by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and two books by Hallie Durand, Mitchell’s License and Mitchell Goes Bowling. He has spent more than twenty years designing and animating characters for numerous feature films. Tony lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dev Petty writes the words for picture books. She used to be a painter in movies -- like in the Matrix films and others. But now she's only artistic enough to be dangerous. And telling stories is so much fun. She thinks she's a pretty lucky customer to have this job. Dev lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Frans Vischer grew up in Holland and is the author and illustrator of Fuddles, Fuddles & Puddles, and A Very Fuddles Christmas. He works as an animator for Disney and is also the author of the middle grade novel Jimmy Dabble. Frans lives in Glendale, California with his wife, children, and a very fat cat.