Judge Bios for the contest!

Mrs. P has garnered the support of some of the best writers in the country to judge her annual writing contest. We thank these past judges for making a difference to the young authors of the world. The contest ran ten years with the final contest held in 2018, with the winners announced in 2019.

Judges included #1 best-selling author Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries); Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, the most popular cartoon strip in the world; Danny Kallis, creator of Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck, television’s top-rated shows for kids; Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and author of dozens of bestselling books; and Craig Ferguson, host of the CBS Late Late Show and author of Between the Bridge and the River; Bonny Becker, author of the beloved Bear and Mouse picture books for kids; David L. Ulin book critic of the Los Angeles Times; Julia Roberts, Academy Award Winner & Mom; Melina Gerosa Bellows, Ex V.P. & Chief Creative Officer, Books, Kids, and Family at National Geographic; poet Robert L. Forbes, actress Marion Ross, rock star librarian John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu), Peter H. Reynolds children's book author, illustrator, bookshop owner and founder of FableVision, NY Times best selling author Chris Grabenstein, Shannon McClintock Miller rock star librarian, Librarian and children's book podcaster Matthrew Winner, and author Josh Funk, Blogger Mia Wenjen, teacher and author Colby Sharp.

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