Library of Congress

National Book Festival

A former creative writing teacher and journalist, Liz Kessler hails from England. Her popular Emily Windsnap series for middle-grade readers features the deep-sea adventures of Emily, half girl, half mermaid. Emily's unusual transformation from water to land takes her on many exciting journeys. Kessler's newest release is "Philippa Fisher and the Dreammaker's Daughter," which is the second book in a new fantasy series (2009). Kessler lives in Manchester.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Liz Kessler