|Born||Utica, New York|
|Occupation||Writer, musician, museum director|
|Notable works||The Book Of Blood |
The Brain Makers
The Book Of Chocolate
|Notable awards||NSTA Best Stem Books; Bank Street College Of EducationThe Best Children's Books Of The Year|
HP Newquist is an American author whose books cover a wide range of topics, from medicine and music to technology and terror. He has also worked as an editor, musician, industry analyst, and video director.
In the 1980s, Newquist was an advanced technology business analyst in the artificial intelligence industry. He was editor and publisher of Artificial Intelligence Trends for ten years, earning him the title "Dean of AI".During this time, he was also a columnist for several high technology publications, including Computerworld , Expert Systems Journal, and AI Expert magazine. The AI timeline he developed for his book The Brain Makers is frequently cited as a map of the rise and fall of the artificial intelligence industry.
During the 1990s, Newquist was the editor-in-chief of Guitar Magazine, and wrote the Disney Channel documentary episode Going Home featuring Robbie Robertson. He also directed A Portrait, a documentary featuring John Denver.
Apart from his writing, he is founder—and currently oversees the development—of The National Guitar Museum, the first museum dedicated to the evolution and cultural impact of the guitar, which was unveiled in August 2010. The museum's traveling exhibit, "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World", has been touring the United States since 2011.
Newquist’s books include both works of fiction and non-fiction. They include the award-winning The Great Brain Book: An Inside Look At The Inside Of Your Head, cited as an outstanding science book by the National Science Teachers Associationand the Children's Book Council. His 2012 book, The Book Of Blood, was a finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Science Books & Films Prize For Excellence In Science". His book For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever , with Marc Aronson, was selected as a singular book for "The Teen Age" by the New York Public Library. In 2018, the NSTA and CBC awarded two of his books as among the best 21 STEM books of the year. Among his titles are:
HIs first novel, Behemoth, a tale of suspense and terror, was published by Bloodshot Books in Fall 2019.
Raymond Kurzweil is an American inventor and futurist. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Ukrainian Canadian children's writer who lives in Brantford, Ontario.
Richard Eldridge Maltby Jr. is an American theatre director and producer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He conceived and directed the only two musical revues to win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain't Misbehavin' and Fosse.
Douglas Clegg is a horror and dark fantasy author, and a pioneer in the field of e-publishing. He maintains a strong Internet presence through his website and LiveJournal.
Ron Miller is an American illustrator and writer who lives and works in South Boston, Virginia. He now specializes in astronomical, astronautical and science fiction books for adults and young adults.
Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of children's books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction and non-fiction picture books, juvenile novels and mysteries, young adult fantasies, and poetry.
Michael J. Padilla is the former Director of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education and Associate Dean of EC at Clemson University, from Spring 2007 until July 2012. Before then he was Aderhold Distinguished Professor of Science Education at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Padilla was recognized with The Walter B. Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service at the University of Georgia and was presented with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Distinguished Service award in 2003. In 2012 Padilla was awarded the NSTA Robert H. Carleton award for national leadership, the association's most prestigious award. The Carleton Award recognizes an NSTA member who has made outstanding contributions to and provided leadership in science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular; it is NSTA's highest award. He has extensive leadership experience, having served as PI on four National Science Foundation and numerous US Department of Education grants for a total of over $36 million in funding. In recent years he has focused on the issue of English Language Learners through the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) at UGA and the Clemson University Commission on Latino Affairs, both of which he directed.
Kathleen Krull is an author of children's books.
For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever is a non-fiction book by Marc Aronson and HP Newquist.
Crab Moon is a children's picture book by Ruth Horowitz and illustrated by Kate Kiesler. It was selected by the National Science Teachers Association as an Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children in 2001.
Eric Joel Horvitz is an American computer scientist, and Technical Fellow at Microsoft, where he serves as director of Microsoft Research Labs, including research centers in Redmond, WA, Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York, NY, Montreal, Canada, Cambridge, UK, and Bangalore, India.
The PROSE Awards are presented by the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division. Presented since 1976, the awards annually recognize distinguished professional and scholarly books, reference works, journals, and electronic content. The awards are judged by peer publishers, academics, librarians, and medical professionals. Publishers and authors are honored at a luncheon ceremony at the PSP Annual Conference in Washington, DC. In recent years, the PROSE Awards luncheon has featured a live webcast of the event, original short films and several multimedia presentations highlighting winners.
Darcy S. Pattison is an American writer of fiction and nonfiction children’s literature, a blogger, writing teacher and indie publisher. Her books have been translated into nine languages. Although she is best known for her work in children’s literature, she is also a writing teacher traveling across the nation presenting her Novel Revision Retreat. She has been featured as a writer and writing teacher in prestigious publications such as Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies, and 2012 Writer's Market. Pattison is also an independent publisher of ebooks for adults in the educational market.
Michelle Knudsen is a New York Times best-selling American children's author. She has written more than 47 books for children, including the multiple-award-winning Library Lion, the Trelian middle grade fantasy trilogy, and the young adult novels Evil Librarian, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, and the forthcoming Curse of the Evil Librarian.
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines is a young-adult non-fiction book written by Paul Fleischman and published by Candlewick Press in September 2014. The book was published in Australia by Walker Books on January 1, 2015.
Julie Goldman is a film producer and executive producer. She founded Motto Pictures in 2009. She is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer and executive producer of documentary feature films and series.
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Elizabeth Rusch is an American children's author and magazine writer. Rusch has written about numerous nonfiction subjects ranging from volcanology to the life of Maria Anna Mozart. Rusch has also written several works of fiction including the picture book A Day with No Crayons and the graphic novel Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek. Her books have won numerous awards and accolades including: The Oregon Spirit Award, Oregon Book Award, NSTA Outstanding Science Tradebook, Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, Gelett Burgess Award for Biography, AAAS Best Book of the Year, School Library Journal Best Book of Year, New York Public Library Best Book of the Year, Best STEM Trade Book (NSTA-CBC), Texas Topaz Nonfiction Gem. She attended Duke University.