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Jess Costello

STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST: Book One asks what it really means to save the world, and whether being a superhero is enough to do it. The book follows Alison Green, a student at the New School in New York who used to be Mega Girl, the invincible girl with super strength who was part of the justice group the Guardians. Read More

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With superstrength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun --- until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero.

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With superstrength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun --- until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero.

About the Book

With superstrength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun --- until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero.

Jamie Carroll Frisk

Jamie Carroll Frisk recently graduated with her Biology degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey and is currently a shift supervisor at Starbucks. When she isn’t preparing for dental school admissions, she is in awe of the amazing ways humans make life more palatable through music and art. She spends her down time baking, reading, and exploring the many wonderful aromas and tastes of coffee and tea. 

Deborah Barrow

A media executive for her entire career, Deborah Barrow has worked in magazines, broadcast and the Internet. She now works in development at a regional NPR affiliate network.

David Zeltser

David Zeltser emigrated from the former Soviet Union at age 5. He is a nature and animal lover who, after graduating from Harvard, was admitted to vet school to study wildlife medicine. But he ultimately came back to his first loves --- the arts and storytelling. David lives with his wife and young daughter in Santa Cruz, California. He performs improvised comedy and loves connecting with readers of all ages.

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Cristina Vazquez

In her past life Cristina Vazquez was a reporter for El Nuevo Herald (the sister edition of The Miami Herald), Buenhogar (sister edition of Good Housekeeping) and GEMS Television, but always had the teaching bug inside her. For the last 17 years, she has made bilingual and foreign languages education hercalling and is now the Lead Teacher at the first public federally funded school in the country, Coral Way K-8 Center.

Agnese Baruzzi

Baruzzi, Agnese

Qualified from the ISIA in Urbino in 2004, Agnese Baruzzi currently lives in Bologna, Italy. She has been working as an illustrator and has been publishing children's books since 2001 in several countries. She collaborates with advertising agencies and leads workshops for kids in schools and libraries.

Jeanette Winter

Jeanette Winter is the acclaimed author/illustrator of many highly regarded picture books, including The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq; Mama: A True Story in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home, and a New Mama; Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa; Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan; Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; Henri’s Scissors, Mr. Cornell’s Dream Boxes, and most recently, Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan.

Marlene Cole

Since learning to read, Marlene Cole has been an avid library patron. She is retired and loves the freedom of being able to indulge in whatever strikes her fancy --- so many books, so little time! Following a 10-year stint of European living, Marlene and her husband now live in beautiful and green Olympia, WA.