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Green Country Children's Book Festival

We're excited about the following authors and illustrators joining us for the 2024 Festival!

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Chloe Burgett

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Chloe Burgett is a children's book illustrator living in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband, Seth, and her orange cat, Pencil. Her favorite books respectfully portray children as the competent, brave, and resourceful human beings they are, with words to match. Chloe loves visiting school classrooms and libraries to read her books and share the art of visual storytelling!

Please visit Chloe's website at the below link to learn more about her:

Chris Negron

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Chris Negron is the author of several novels for children, including Georgia Author of the Year finalist and Sakura Medal nominee Dan Unmasked. His latest novel, Underdog City, released in the fall of 2023, again from HarperCollins. He holds a Computer Science degree from Yale University, but it was his years of playing Dungeons & Dragons in friends' basements that inspired him to write stories about things he loves, including comic books, baseball, competitive cooking shows, and dogs. Visit his website at the link below.

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I'm lucky to be able to do lots of things I love. I'm a children's author, mother of five, public school teacher, and board member of OAGCT, the Oklahoma affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Growing up, I never thought I'd be able to go to college. The fact that I did (and grad school!) makes me want to show children that they can do amazing things too--things they might not think they can do. Whether it's through picture books or graphic novels for young readers, I love writing stories that speak to the experiences of kids today.

When I'm not teaching or writing, I like to read, cook, or go on adventures to new places with my family. So far, we've been to more than half of the United States!