Author School Visits (Continued)

Leslie Vedder

Young Adult

Grade Level: 6-12

Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves coffee and cat snuggles. She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction, and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She is the author of ABA bestselling The Bone Spindle and the sequel, The Severed Thread. She currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two ultra-spoiled house cats.

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Nyasha Williams

Nyasha Williams, a passionate social justice griot, grew up living intermittently between the United States and South Africa. Nyasha's mission is to indigenize and liberate– literature, minds, and spiritual practices using words and stories. With her help, we can all find our voices and use them to write a better world. She currently has twelve children's book titles, a tarot and oracle deck– each with journal accompaniments. You can find her on Instagram at @writingtochangethenarrative. She lives in Northglenn, Colorado, with her husband.

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Kaz Windness

Picture Books, Early Readers

Grade Level

Kaz Windness is a professor of illustration and curriculum author at her alma mater, the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD, 2013-present), and she loves teaching students how to tell stories with pictures.

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