Tracey Hecht, founder of Fabled Films Press, is a writer who has written, directed and produced for film. Her first middle grade series, The Nocturnals was launched in Spring 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions. Fabled Films Press, in partnership with the New York Public Library has created a read aloud writing program using The Nocturnals for middle grade students and their teachers. The Mysterious Abductions was chosen by the American Bookselling Association as a Summer 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List pick. Tracey Hecht’s second book in the series, The Ominous Eye, publishes in September 2016.
Rebecca Schosha has been working as a children's librarian with the New York Public Library for seventeen years. She attended Swarthmore College and Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science. Rebecca is currently the children's librarian at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village, a branch of The New York Public Library.
Tara Cooper Weiss has taught English at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School in Summit, NJ for fifteen years. A lover of all things literary, Tara is a Certified Journalism Educator and holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University, which she finds rather useful for knowing copyright law, and finding the answer to just about everything. In addition to teaching, Tara is passionate about scholastic journalism and has helped the yearbook staff win the Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association of Columbia University.
Rob Reid is a full-time instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he teaches Children’s Literature, Literature for Adolescents, Trends and Issues in Literature K-1, and other courses in library science. A children’s librarian for 14 years, he has also taught for the Indianhead Federated Library System. He is the author of numerous books on children’s programming for ALA Editions, has a regular column in Book Links magazine titled “Reid Aloud Alert,” and writes for Library Sparks magazine.