Faculty Bios

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George Jreije is the author of the Shad Hadid children's fantasy series, the novel Bashir Boutros and the Jewels of the Nile, and the forthcoming graphic novel Tarik’s Bazaar Adventure (all HarperCollins). He has also written short stories published in collaboration with UNICEF. He has taught for the Concord (Massachusetts) Library System, the Orlando Libraries, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He holds a BS and an MBA from Clark University. 

Erin Entrada Kelly is the author of the middle grade novels Hello Universe, winner of the Newbery Medal; The First State of Being; We Dream of Spacea Newbery Honor book; Those Kids From Fawn Creek; Maybe, Maybe, Marisol RaineySurely, Surely, Marisol RaineyOnly, Only Marisol RaineyLalani of the Distant SeaYou Go FirstThe Land of Forgotten Girls; and Blackbird Fly (all HarperCollins). Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies You Are Here: Connecting Flights (Allida Books/Harper Collins) and Calling the Moon (Candlewick Press), as well as in Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Tayo Special Issue, Adroit Journal, Danse Macabre, Every Day Fiction, and Boston Literary Magazine. She is a contributor to Library Journal and has been a writer and editor for Thrive Magazine, where she won awards for excellence in feature writing from the Louisiana Press Association and the Associated Press. She has taught for Rosemont College and Wallingford Swarthmore Community Classes. She holds a BA from McNeese State University and an MFA in Fiction from Rosemont College.