We are pleased to bring four distinguished professionals to EMS to inspire our children.

Pre-order personalized, autographed books from each of these authors for your children, family and friends.

* Pre-order opportunities will close at 5 pm on Saturday, October 12. 


Lori Richmond makes art, tells stories and inspires others to be creative.  She is the children’s author-illustrator of Pax and Blue, which was called a “sprightly debut” by The New York Times.  She also makes children’s books that are energetic, friendly and full of heart. ​

  • Presentations to 3's & 4's

  • Lead workshop to kinder and 1st grades

  • Autographing pre-ordered books

Children's Book Illustrator 

Lori Richmond


Dan Gutman is an American writer, primarily of children's fiction.  As a boy, Dan didn’t like reading, but loved sports, so naturally, he grew up to write sports books for reluctant readers. After 15 years he decided to make children laugh by writing the My Weird School series.  Then Dan decided to separate fact from fiction with the My Weird School Fast Facts nonfiction series! Each hilarious book features weird-but-true facts about different themes, including sports and geography. 

  • Leading writing workshops for the 5th grade

  • Speaking to EMS 2nd - 5th grades

  • Autographing books

Children's Book Author

Dan Gutman


James Howe has written more than ninety books in the thirty-plus years he's been writing for young readers. It sometimes confuses people that the author of the humorous Bunnicula series also wrote the dark young adult novel, The Watcher, or such beginning reader series as Pinky and Rex. But from the beginning of his career he has been most interested in letting his imagination take him in whatever direction it cared to. He is especially proud of The Misfits, which inspired national No Name-Calling Week (www.nonamecallingweek.org) and its sequel Totally Joe.

  • Leading writing workshops for the 6th-8th grade

  • Speaking to EMS6th - 8th grades

  • Autographing books

Children's Book Author

James Howe


Misako Rocks. Her autobiographical comic, Rock and Roll Love was featured in Best Teens Book List by NYPL. Outside of U.S., she has published four books in Japan. Her latest book “How to learn English with Misako’s method” became the bestseller in Japanese amazon.

She was selected as one of outstanding Japanese artists in NY and invited to meet Japanese Prime Minister Abe and the first lady. After that she started appearing on multiple Japanese TV and radio shows. Also, the BBC and NHK featured her in a documentary about her comic book life.

  • Hosting three workshops for K - 8th grade

  • Autographing books ! 

Manga Artist/Illustrator

Misako Rocks