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Authors and Illustrators Born in or Associated with New Jersey

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Children’s Authors/Illustrators


Lori Anzalone (Illustrator) – Alligator at Saw Grass Road, www.lorianzalone.com/index.htm

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen- The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas; Hampire!; Chicks Run Wild; Tightrope Poppy the High-Wire Pig, and many others, www.sudipta.com, sudipta@sudipta.com

Laura T Barnes – Twist and Ernest; Teeny Tiny Ernest; Ernest and the BIG Itch; Ernest and Elston; Ernest’s Special Christmas; http://barnesyardbooks.com/

Jennifer Vogel Bass (Maplewood, NJ) – Edible Colors; Edible Numbers (publishing 2015).

Robert J Blake (Author and Illustrator) – Painter and Ugly; Little Devils; Swift; Carousel Cat; Santa Paws: The Picture Book; Togo, and others, http://www.robertjblake.com/ akiak3@yahoo.com

Judy Blume (Elizabeth, NJ) – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; and many others for children, teens and adults, http://www.judyblume.com

Linda Bozzo – Discover Dogs with the American Canine Association series; Funny Bone Joke series; Imagining the Future series; My First Pet series and Amazing Working Dog series from the American Humane Association, http://www.lindabozzo.com, writerlindabozzo@cs.com

Dr. Vanita Braver – Teach Your Children Well series. http://drvanitabraver.com

Pat Brisson – Sometimes We Were Brave; Melissa Parkington’s Beautiful, Beautiful Hair; I Remember Miss Perry; The Best and Hardest Thing; Don’t Cramp My Style: Stories About “That” Time of the Month (both YA), and many others, http://www.enter.net/~brisson/   brisson@enter.net, www.patbrisson.com

Jen Bryant (grew up in Flemington, NJ) – The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus; A Splash of Red: the Art and Life of Horace Pippin; A River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams; and others. http://www.jenbryant.com

Robert Byrd (Illustrator) – Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village; Kubla Khan: the Emperor of Everything; Leonardo Beautiful Dreamer, and others, http://www.robertbyrdart.com/, rbyrdart@yahoo.com

Rachelle Burk – Tree House in a Storm, http://www.rachelleburk.blogspot.com/

Eileen Cameron – G is For Garden State: A New Jersey Alphabet; and others. http://www.eileencameron.com

Gina and Annette Cascone – Deadtime Stories for Kids series, http://www.agcascone.com

Daryl Cobb – Mr. Moon; Do Pirates Go to School?; and others, http://authorvisitsbydarylcobb.com/ darylcobb@darylkcobb.com

Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) – (Easton, PA) – Grandpa’s Face; Coming Home; Brown Honey and Broomwheat Tea; I Have Heard of a Land; and many others, www.floydcooper.com fcooper4@msn.com

Sharon Creech – The Unfinished Angel; Hate That Cat; Walk Two Moons; Love That Dog; Absolutely Normal Chaos; Ruby Holler; Chasing Redbird; Bloomability, and many others. http://www.sharoncreech.com/index.html

Margery Cuyler – The Little Dump Truck; Bullies Never Win; I Repeat, Don’t Cheat; The Battlefield Ghost; and many others,   www.margerycuyler.com  margery.cuyler@verizon.net

Debbie Dadey- (Furlong, PA) – Mermaid Tales series; Keyholders series; Bailey School Kids series; and others, http://www.debbiedadey.com/ dsdadey@aol.com

Paula Danziger (1945 – 2004, grew up in Metuchen, NJ) – Amber Brown series; The Cat Ate My Gymsuit; Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice; P.S. Longer Letter Later, and many others.

Lorraine Dey (Illustrator) – A Sweater for Duncan; The Rain Forest Party, www.deystudio.com, info@deystudio.com

Michael Dooling (Author/Illustrator) (Audubon, NJ) – Young Thomas Edison; The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin; and others. www.michaeldooling.com

Ellen Dreyer – Amazing Bridges; Big Bend; Grow, Tree, Grow!; The Glow Stone (YA) and others, www.ellendreyer.com, ellen@ellendreyer.com

Richard Egielski (Author and Illustrator) – The Sleepless Little Vampire; Hey Al; Tub People series; Buz; Jazper; and many others, www.richardegielski.com/   richard@richardegielski.com

Doris Ettingler (Illustrator) – A Book for Black-Eyed Susan; The Orange Shoes; G is for Garden State; Pilgrim Cat and others, http://dorisettlinger.com/, mcfad@comcast.net

Lisa Falkenstern (author/illustrator) (Califon, NJ) – Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC; A Dragon Moves In; Busy Tree

Alison Ashley Formento – This Tree Counts!; These Bees Count!; This Tree, 1, 2, 3, www.alisonashleyformento.com, aformento@optonline.net

Diane Goode (Author and Illustrator) – When I Was Young in the Moutains; My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life; President Pennybaker, and many others, www.dianegoode.com, goodedog@mac.com

Adam Gustavson (illustrator) – Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story; Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be; Lost and Found; Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt!; Better Than You; Snow Day! and many others www.adamgustavson.com

Dan Gutman – The Genius Files series; The Baseball Card Adventure series; My Weirder School series and many more, www.dangutman.com, dangut@comcast.net

Shari Halpern (illustrator) – Dinosaur Parade; Construction Kitties; I Love Bugs!; I Love Trains!; I Love Trucks!; I Love Planes!; The Apple Pie Tree; and many others www.sharihalpern.com

Leeza Hernandez (Author/Illustrator) – Dog Gone!; Cat Napped; Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo; and others. www.leezaworks.com

Lenny Hort (Fort Lee, NJ) – The Boy Who Held Back the Sea; Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza?: Mysteries Science Hasn’t Solved; DK Biography: George Washingon; DK Biography: Nelson Mandela and others.

Dar Hosta (Author and Illustrator) – If I Were A Tree; Mavis & Her Marvelous Mooncakes; I Love the Alphabet; I Love The Night, www.darhosta.com, darhosta@mac.com

Patricia Intriago – Dot, www.intriagodesign.com/dot,   Intriago@optonline.net

Daniel Kirk – Library Mouse series, Elf Realm series; Honk Honk! Beep Beep!; Dogs Rule and many others, www.danielkirk.com,   danielkirkbooks@live.com

Tara Lazar (Somerset County, NJ) – 7 ate 9; The Monstore; www.taralazar.com

E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) – Each Kindness; Coming on Home Soon; Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman; and many others, www.eblewis.com/,   eblewisstudio@yahoo.com

Ai-Ling Louie – Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Reaching for the Stars;Yo-Yo and Yeou-Cheng Ma, Finding Their Own Way; Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story From China; and Vera Wang, Queen of Fashion, info@dragoneagle.com, Ai-Ling@dragoneagle.com

Ann Malaspina – Finding Lincoln; Yasmin’s Hammer; Phillis Sings Out Freedom: The Story of George Washington and Phillis Wheatley, www.annmalaspina.com

Pooja Makhijani (NYC) – Mamas Saris; www.poojamakhijani.com,   pooja@poojamakhijani.com

Peter Maloney (Hackensack, NJ) – One Foot, Two Feet; Redbird at Rockefeller Center, and others with illustrator Felicia Zekauskas.

Wil Mara (Pompton Lakes, NJ) – National Geographic Readers: Trucks, and many books for adults and teens. http://www.wilmara.com

Nan Marino – Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace; Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me, www.nanmarino.com, nanmarino@yahoo.com

Patricia Ann Marshall – Tilly’s Tree, www.PatriciaAnnMarshall.com, www.tillystree.com

Jennifer J. Merz – That Dancing’ Dolly; Playground Day, www.jennifermerz.com

Charles Micucci (Author and Illustrator) – The Life and Times of the Ant; The Life and Times of the Peanut; and others, micge7@verizon.net

Denise Mortensen – Bug Patrol; Good Night Engines/Wake Up Engines (flip/board book version); Wake Up Engines; Ohio Thunder; Good Night Engines, www.denisemortensen.com, denise@denisemortensen.com

Jim Murphy – An American Plague; The Great Fire; Blizzard; The Crossing
How George Washington Saved America; and many others, www.jimmurphybooks.com/ jimmurphybooks@gmail.com

Matt Myklusch – Seaborne #1: The Lost Prince (2015) and The Jack Blank trilogy (The Accidental Hero; The Secret War; The End of Infinity) mattmyk@me.com, www.mattmyklusch.com

Trina Hakes Noble (Author and Illustrator)- The People of Twelve Thousand Winters; The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash and others in the series; The Legend of the Cape May Diamond and others, http://trinkahakesnoble.com/index.html , trinka-studio@comcast.net

Diane Ochiltree (lives in PA, outside Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) – Lull-a-Bye, Little One; Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins; Don’t Cramp My Style: Stories About “That” Time of the Month (YA) and others, http://www.ochiltreebooks.com/ , contact info on website

Margie Palatini – Hogg, Hogg and Hog; Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes; The Perfect Pet; Goldie and the Three Hares; Bad Boys; and many others, www.margiepalatini.com,    contact info on website

Herman Parish – Amelia Bedelia, Cub Reporter; Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote; Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend; and others, www.HermanAndAmelia.com, Herman.Parish@Gmail.com

Barbara Park (1947-2013, born in Mount Holly, NJ) – Junie B. Jones series

Wendy Pfeffer – A Log’s Life; What’s it Like to Be a Fish?; From Tadpole to Frog; The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice; Wiggling Worms at Work; and others, http://www.author-illustr-source.com/wendypfeffer.htm, wenpfeffer@aol.com

Lena Shiffman – (Illustrator) – Keeping a Christmas Secret; My First Book of Words; Dancing with Manatees; and others, http://www.lenashiffman.com, lenashiffman@embarqmail.com

Ian Schoenherr (Author and Illustrator) – Cat & Mouse; Pip & Squeak; Sleepyhead Bear; and others, www.ianschoenherr.com/about.html, ian@ianschoenherr.com

John Schoenherr (Illustrator and Author) (1935 – 2010) – Owl Moon; Julie of the Wolves; Dune & Children of Dune (both Adult); Beaver Moon, Rebel Bear and others.

Brian Selznick (Author and Illustrator) – (grew up in East Brunswick, NJ) – Wonderstruck; The Invention of Hugo Cabret; The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins; and many others, http://www.theinventionofhugocabret.com/about_brian_bio.htm

Gennady Spirin (Illustrator) – The Greatest Dinosaur Ever; Frog Song; Life in the Boreal Forest. www.gennadyspirin.com

Nancy Springer (born in Montclair, lives in PA) – Enola Holmes series; My Sister’s Stalker (YA); Possessing Jessie (YA); I Am Mordred; and many others, www.nancyspringer.info

Pam Curtis Swallow – Groundhog Gets a Say; Melvil and Dewey Gone Fishin’; It Only Looks Easy; and others, http://www.pamelacurtisswallow.com/, Pam@PamelaCurtisSwallow.com

Sue Truesdell (Illustrator) – A Moose That Says Moo; Chicken Said, “Cluck!”; Betsy Byars’s I Can Read series featuring the Golly sisters.

Audrey Vernick – Teach Your Buffalo to Play Drums; Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?; She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story; Brothers at Bat, www.audreyvernick.com   audrey@audreyvernick.com

Susan Verrico – Privateer’s Apprentice, https://www.facebook.com/SusanVerricoAuthor

Nancy Viau – Samantha Hansen Has Rocks In Her Head, and others www.nancyviau.com

Cynthia Chapman Willis – Dog Gone; and Buck Fever, www.cynthiawillis.com, mailbox@cynthiawillis.com

Kay Winters – Pete and Gabby: The Bears Go to Town; This School Year Will Be THE BEST!; The Teeny Tiny Ghost; and others. www.kaywinters.com, authorK@aol.com

Sung J. Woo – Everything Asian, www.sungjwoo.com

Thomas F. Yezerski – Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story; Pinch and Dash Make Soup; Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays and others, http://www.thomasfyezerski.com/

Donna M. Zappala – What Kind of Turtle Am I?; Gabby and the Tooth Fairy; Albert’s Perfect Pet

Felicia Zekauskas (Hackensack, NJ), (Illustrator) – One Foot, Two Feet; Redbird at Rockefeller Center, and others with author Peter Maloney.

Harriet Ziefert – Robin, Where are You?; Mighty Max; A New Coat for Anna; Sleepy Dog; Pete’s Chicken; and many others.


For additional authors see: The NJ Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators http://www.newjerseyscbwi.com/books.shtml

The KidLit Authors Club – Authors from NJ, PA, MD and VA, http://www.kidlitauthorsclub.com/


Teen Authors


Maria E. Andreu – The Secret Side of Empty (2014), http://www.mariaeandreu.com

Beth Ann Bauman – Jersey Angel; Rosie and Skate; and Beautiful Girls; http://bethannbauman.com/

Charlotte Bennardo – Sirenz; www.charlottebennardo.com

Edward Bloor (born in Trenton) – Tangerine; Crusader; Story Time; London Calling; Taken and others; www.edwardbloor.net,   ebloor@edwardbloor.net

Kristine Bowe – Seers: a Novel, info@kristinebowe.com

Eireann Corrigan – Splintering; Ordinary Ghosts; Accomplice; You Remind Me of You: a Poetry Memoir

Robin Friedman – Nothing; The Girlfriend Project; The Importance of Wings; and others, www.robinfriedman.com

Margie Gelbwasser – Inconvenient; Pieces of Us, www.margiewrites.com

Alissa Grosso – Popular; Ferocity Summer, http://alissagrosso.com/

Sandy Hall – Been Here All Along; Signs Point to Yes; A Little Something Different, www.sandyhallwrites.com

Kate Kaynak – Ganzfield Books series: Minder, Adversary, Legacy, Accused, Operative, Soulmate http://www.katekaynak.com/   kate@katekaynak.com

Bob Krech – Rebound; Love Puppies and Corner Kicks, www.bobkrech.com,   bob@bobkrech.com

David Levithan – Boy Meets Boy; Will Grayson, Will Grayson; Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Wide Awake; and many others, http://www.davidlevithan.com

David Lubar (born in NJ, now lives in PA) – Dunk; Sleeping Freshman Never Lie; Hidden Talents and others for children and teens www.davidlubar.com, david@davidlubar.com

Megan McCafferty – Bumped; Thumped; Sloppy Firsts; Second Helpings; Charmed Thirds; Fourth Comings; Perfect Fifths, and others, www.meganmccafferty.com/

Joyce McDonald – Swallowing Stones; Shades of Simon Gray; Devil on My Heels; Don’t Cramp My Style: Stories About That “Time” of the Month, and others, www.joycemcdonald.net

Katlin MacHugh – Tormented; Ugly: The Story of a Bullied Girl (middle grade), http://www.KateMacHugh.com

Alfred C. Martino – Pinned; Over the End Line; Perfected by Girls, www.alfredmartino.com, acm7673@msn.com

Wendy Mass – A Mango Shaped Space; Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life; 11 Birthdays; and many others, www.wendymass.com, wendy@wendymass.com

Walter Dean Myers (1937 – 2014) – All the Right Stuff; Dopesick; Monster; and many others, www.walterdeanmyers.net

Carol Plum-Ucci – Following Christopher Creed; The Body of Christopher Creed; What Happened to Lani Garver; The She; and others, http://carolplumucci.com/   contact info on website

Michael Quick (born in Philly, raised in NJ) – Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock; Boy21; Sorta Like a Rock Star; The Silver Linings Playbook (Adult) and others  matthewquickwriter.com/

Ann Rinaldi – The Second Bend in the River; A Break With Charity; Hang A Thousand Trees With Ribbons; and many more. www.annrinaldi.net, Info@annrinaldi.net

Kieran Scott (aka Kate Brian, Emma Harrison) – Shadowlands & sequel Hereafter; Private & Privilege series; Geek Magnet; She’s So Dead to Us, and its sequels; and others, http://www.kieranscott.net

Natalie Zaman – Sirenz, nataliezaman@blogspot.com/, natalie_zaman@yahoo.com


Adult Authors


Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie and others, mitchalbom.com/

Joel Allegretti – The Plague Psalms; Father Silicon, http://www.joelallegretti.com/

Paul Auster (born in Newark, lives in Brooklyn) – Book of Illusions, and others

Amiri Baraka (1934 – 2014) – http://www.amiribaraka.com/

Christian Bauman (born Easton, grew up in NJ) – http://www.christianbauman.com/

Cathy Bao Bean – The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual, info2@cathybaobean.com, http://www.cathybaobean.com

Thomas Belton – Protecting New Jersey’s Environment: From Cancer Alley to the New Garden State

 Peter Benchley (1940 – 2006) – Jaws, and many others

Joseph G. Bilby – New Jersey Goes to War and others

Gordon Bond (Union Township) – North Jersey Legacies: Hidden History from the Gateway to the Skylands (New Jersey); James Parker: A Printer on the Eve of Revolution

Lester R Brown (born in Bridgeton) – World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, and many others

Edna Buchanan (born in Paterson, lives in Miami) – A Dark and Lonely Place; The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, and many others, http://www.ednabuchanan.com/

Margaret Thomas Buchholz – New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic (2004), and others, www.margaretbuchholz.com, lbipooch@comcast.net;

Carol Higgins Clark – Regan Reilly series, http://carolhigginsclark.com/

Mary Higgins Clark – www.maryhigginsclark.com/

 Mary Jane Clark – To Have and To Kill; Dying for Mercy, and many others http://www.maryjaneclark.com/

Harlan Coben – Stay Close; Live Wire; Caught; Long Lost; Shelter (YA), and many others, http://www.harlancoben.com/

Stephen Colbert (born Washington DC, lives in NJ) – I Am America (And So Can You!) and others

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

Norman Cousins (1912–90)

Stephen Crane (1871–1900) – The Red Badge of Courage

John T. Cunningham

Virginia DeBerry with Donna Grant – What Doesn’t Kill You; Gotta Keep on Trying’; Trying’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made and others, www.deberryandgrant.com, deberryandgrant@gmail.com

Junot Diaz (emigrated to Parlin as a child) – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and other works, www.junotdiaz.com, junot@mit.edu

Mark Di Ionno – The Last Newspaperman (A Novel), http://www.plexuspublishing.com

Janet Evanovich (born in South River) – Stephanie Plum series and others, www.evanovich.com

Frank J. Ferry (Ventnor, NJ) – Nucky: The Real Story of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Boss

Thomas James Fleming – The Perils of Peace; The New Dealers War; Everybody’s Revolution: A New Look at the People Who Won America’s Freedom; Liberty Tavern and others, http://www.thomasflemingwriter.com/

Dorothea Benton Frank – Porch Lights; Lowcountry Summer; Folly Beach, and others http://www.dotfrank.com/index.html

Jon Gertner – The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, jongertner@gmail.com, http://jongertner.net/

Elizabeth Gilbert (born in CT, now lives in NJ) – Eat Pray Love; Committed; The Last American Man, and others, http://www.elizabethgilbert.com

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

David A. Hart and John P. Calu – Trenton: a Novel; http://www.trentonthenovel.com/the-authors/

John W. Hartmann (Lawrenceville, NJ) – Jacket: The Trials of a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

Christine Hughes – Three Days of Rain; Operation One Night Stand; and two YA novels (Torn; Darkness Betrayed) https://christine-hughes.com

Christina Baker Kline – Bird in Hand; The Way Life Should Be and others www.christinabakerkline.com

Fran Lebowitz – The Fran Lebowitz Reader; Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas, and others

Arthur S. Lefkowitz – The Long Retreat: The Calamitous Defense of New Jersey, 1776; George Washington’s Indispensable Men; Bushnell’s Submarine; Benedict Arnold’s Army and many others

Donna Leon (born in NJ, lives in Venice) – Commissario Brunetti novels, and others, www.donnaleon.net/

Sam Lipsyte (born NYC, raised in NJ) – The Ask; Venus Drive; Home Land; Subject Steve, and others

Maxine N. Lurie, Ph.D – Mapping New Jersey: An Evolving Landscape (edited with Peter Wacker and Michael Siegel), The Encyclopedia of New Jersey (edited with Marc Mappen), and A New Jersey Anthology.

John McPhee – The Pine Lands; Silk Parachute, and many others

Norman Mailer (1923–2007)

Marc Mappen, Ph.D. – Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation; There’s More to New Jersey Than the Sopranos; Edited with Maxine Lurie, The Encyclopedia of New Jersey; Jerseyana: The Underside of New Jersey History, and more, http://www.marcmappen.com/, mmappen@gmail.com

Wil Mara (Manasquan, NJ) – Fallout; Frame 232; The Gemini Virus; Wave; and many others, including many  for young readers; www.wilmara.com

George R. R. Martin (Bayonne, NJ) – A Song of Fire and Ice series (Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows; A Dance with Dragons; The Winds of Winter (forthcoming); A Dream of Spring (forthcoming)), and many others, http://www.georgerrmartin.com

Patricia A. Martinelli – True Crime: New Jersey; pmartin53@comcast.net

Holly Metz (Hoboken, NJ) – Killing the Poormaster: A Sage of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression, http://www.hollymetz.net/

Joyce Carol Oates (born in NY, lived in Princeton) – Mudwoman; A Fair Maiden; A Widow’s Story: A Memoir; Sexy (YA), and many others

Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

Brad Parks – Faces of the Gone; Eyes of the Innocent, http://www.bradparksbooks.com/

Sharon Kay Penman (born NYC, grew up and lives in NJ) – Welsh Princes trilogy (Here Be Dragons; Falls the Shadow; The Reckoning); The Plantagenet series (When Christ and His Saints Slept; Time and Chance; Devil’s Brood; Lionheart; A King’s Ransom); The Sunne in Splendour; The Queen’s Man; and others; http://www.sharonkaypenman.com

Tom Perrotta (born in NJ) – Election; Little Children and many others, www.tomperrotta.net/

Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. – The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales from Old Haunts, http://www.plexuspublishing.com

Denine W. Phillips – Don’t Give Up on That Dog!: Raising a Germain Shepherd Dog: The Many Lessons Learned

Karen F. Riley (New Egypt, NJ) (died April 21, 2013) – Images of America: The Pine Barrens of New Jersey; Voices in the Pines: True Stories from the New Jersey Pine Barrens; Whispers in the Pines: The Secrets of Colliers Mills

Patricia Robinson – Wonderwalks, the Trails of the New Jersey Audubon and the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.

Michael Aaron Rockland – Looking for American on the NJ Turnpike; What’s Your Exit? A Literary Tour Through NJ, and others.

Phillip Roth (Newark, NJ) – American Pastoral; Goodbye Columbus and many others

Karen L. Schnitzspahn – Jersey Shore Food History: Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats and others

Patti Sheehy (grew up in Yardley, PA, lives in NJ) – The Boy Who Said No: An Escape to Freedom; Stalked, the Boy Who Said No. http://www.pattisheehy.com

Herb Segars (author/photographer) – Beneath the Garden State: Exploring Aquatic New Jersey, hsegars@gotosnapshot.com, http://www.gotosnapshot.com/index.htm

Ntozke Shange (born in NJ) – Some Sing, Some Cry; Betsey Brown, and other works

Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin – The Jersey Sting: A True Story of Crooked Pols, Money-Laundering Rabbis, Black Market Kidneys, and the Informant Who Brought It All Down, tedandjosh@thejerseysting.com

Megan Smolenyak (Haddonfield, NJ) – Who Do You Think You Are? The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History; Hey, America Your Roots are Showing, and others http://megansmolenyak.com/contact.html

Jon Stewart – Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race, and others

Jayanti Tamm – Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult, www.jayantitamm.com

Dr. William Truran – Sussex and Wantage (Images of America series) and others

Richard Veit – Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye: New Jersey’s Historic Cemeteries and Graveyards Through Four Centuries (with Mark Nonestied), http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu/~rveit/

Mary Walton (Ocean Grove, NJ) – A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot; Car: A Drama of the American Workplace, http://www.marywaltonwriter.com

Gordon T. Ward – Ghosts of Central Jersey: Historic Haunts of the Somerset Hills, www.gtwservices.com

William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

Edmund Wilson (1895–1972)

Alexander Woollcott (1887–1943)

Kevin Woyce (Lyndhurst) – Jersey Shore History and Facts, kevinwoyce@hotmail.com, http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kevinwoyce, www.kevinwoyce.com


For a list of authors in Hunterdon County, see the listing of local authors on the Clinton Book Shop’s website http://www.clintonbookshop.com/local-authors

Wikipedia article on Writers from New Jersey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Writers_from_New_Jersey


Compiled by Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library, srawlins@www.njstatelib.org