Young Authors' Conferences
Monroe County ISD offers several options for young writers to explore and develop writing skills. Students throughout the county have the opportunity to attend the Young Authors' Conference and the NaNo WriMo Secondary Authors' Conference.
2019 Young Authors' Conference - About the Author
Matt Faulkner’s novel, Gaijin: American PrisonerOf War (Disney/Hyperion) won the Amercian Library Association’s 2015 Asian/Pacific award. His most recent illustration work has included creating the art for Ruby Shamir’s What’s The Big Deal About? picture book series (Philomel) – covering the First Ladies, Freedom, Elections and Americans in separate volumes.
Matt is married to author and children’s librarian, Kristen Remenar. They worked together to create the picture book Groundhog’s Dilemma (Charlesbridge). They live with their 2 kids and their cat Molly in the lower right hand corner of Michigan.