Come Meet the Authors!
Jill Diamond, Dana Middleton & Henry Lien
Come join us for an afternoon of girl power protagonists as we welcome these middle grade authors to Hicklebees! We'll chat, ask questions and get some books signed.
Jill Diamond has loved children’s literature for as long as she can remember, thanks to her school-librarian mother and long, cold winters in Maine. LOU LOU AND PEA AND THE MURAL MYSTERY is her debut middle grade novel and the first book in the LOU LOU AND PEA series. In addition to writing middle grade fiction, Jill practices law, dreams about her next travels, eats soft-serve ice cream, and wears cowboy boots. Jill now lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son.
Dana Middleton was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia until her family moved to a farm in the North Georgia mountains. For most of her grown-up life, she lived in Los Angeles, California, very close to the Hollywood sign. She worked in theatre and film but secretly wanted to be a writer. Some of her favorite books as a child were Where the Red Fern Grows, Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Little Cabin in the Big Woods, and A Wrinkle in Time. OPEN IF YOU DARE and THE INFINITY YEAR OF AVALON JAMES are her middle grade novels.
Henry Lien is a "speculative fiction writer" (In case you don’t know, that’s a fancy way to say “science fiction and fantasy writer” without people thinking you have geek cooties). PEASPROUT CHEN, FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD is his first middle grade novel. Lien likes to write about very specific things, like Wu Liu (a sport he made up combining kung fu and figure skating), imperial court eunuchs, earthquakes, grandes dames of the Gilded Age, underwater gardening, and how to talk to dolphins. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an attorney, fine art dealer, and college instructor. He lives in Hollywood, CA.