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Author Sites on the Web

Search for biographical information on your author.  Interviews are also great ways to learn about your author.

Don't forget to go to GALE, our subscription database. This database will have:

  • biographical information
  • interviews in magazines and newspapers
  • reviews and analysis on specific books
  • images of the author.

Search for your author's Official Web Site.  Try searching for your author by putting your author's name in quotations.

Go to the Santa Clara City Library.  

  • What do they have in their book and reference collection? 
  • What do they have in their subscription databases?

Do you know your author's publisher?  If so, check the publisher's web site to see if they include information about your author. 

Harper Collins

Harper Collins Kids

Macmillan Childrens

Random House

Scholastic

Simon Pulse  (an imprint of Simon & Schuster which prints thier Young Adult titles)

Tor (an imprint of Macmillan which prints thier Science Fiction and Fantasy titles)

Children's Authors in the Yahoo Directory

Young Adult Authors in the Yahoo Directory

Web English Teacher Young Adult Literature

Web English Teacher Children's Literature

DMOZ Authors - Young Adult

DMOZ Authors - Childrens'  use the alphabet links to find your author by last name

IPL Author Page

CCBS Authors and Illustrators

Teen Reads

The Author Hour

Wikipedia List of Young Adult Authors  (use for background and to find other sources)

Wikipedia List of Children's Literature Authors  (use for background and to find other sources)