Ramona Caponegro is the Curator of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. Previously, she was a professor of children’s literature at Eastern Michigan University. She has published essays about children’s book awards, picture books and early readers, and representations of incarceration. She serves on multiple children’s book award committees, including the Caldecott Committee, and was the co-writer of the documentary film, Tell Me Another Story, about diversity in picture books.
Maxine Donnelly is a fifth-year PhD student in English Literature at the University of Florida. Her work focuses on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century children’s and fantastic literature, particularly the role these genres play in British imperialism and nationalism. When not teaching or writing, Maxine cultivates her Victorian spinster image by embroidering and tinkering with pastry recipes.
Felipe González-Silva is a fourth-year PhD student in the English Department at the University of Florida. He is working on his qualifying exam materials for a dissertation on adaptation studies, fidelity, and post-cinema. He is also a beginner filmmaker who experiments with “found” footage.
Kathryn Hampshire is a fourth-year PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida. She focuses on researching and teaching children’s and young adult literature, critical disability studies, and monster theory, although she also enjoys teaching medieval and renaissance British literature. She earned her BA and MA from universities in Indiana and moved here to Gainesville specifically to pursue her PhD at UF because of faculty expertise in children’s literature and the resources available through the Baldwin. She enjoys cross stitching, baking, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her three cats.
Charlie Lovett is a New York Times bestselling novelist and playwright whose plays for children have been seen in over 5,000 productions worldwide. He hosts the podcast Inside the Writer’s Studio. He is a collector of Lewis Carroll materials (including Carroll’s 1888 typewriter) and has written many works on Carroll.
Andy Malcolm is an Emmy Award winning foley artist who has worked on numerous feature films and television shows, including Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
He is a long-time member of the LCSNA and is currently publishing books relating to Lewis Carroll with George Walker at Cheshire Cat Press in Toronto. Andy has also produced a film entitled Sincerely Yours: A Film About Lewis Carroll and has recently completed a documentary film, There’s Something About Alice: Alice’s Adventures in Popular Culture.
Named one of The Root’s and BET’s 100 most influential African Americans of 2020, Leatrice “Elle” McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, and the creator of the hashtags #PublishingPaidMe and #WhatWoCWritersHear. A gamer and Blerd, her works include the Nightmare-Verse books, Nubia: Real One through DC, Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood, and more.
Maggie Taylor spent ten years making color still-life photographs using wet darkroom technology. In 1997, while married to black-and-white photomontage pioneer Jerry Uelsmann, she was introduced to Adobe Photoshop and transitioned immediately to working digitally, often using a flatbed scanner as her camera. She currently utilizes a variety of image-capture technologies, including her cell phone. Maggie’s elaborately layered images have been widely exhibited, reside in significant public collections, and have been featured in books, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Modernbook, 2008) and Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There (Moth House, 2018).