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Ethan Long's Author Appearance Information

Name: Ethan Long

Born: April 2nd, 1968

Age: 50

Hometown: Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA, USA

Also lived in:  Reading, PA; Killingworth, CT; Sarasota, FL; Tallahassee, FL

Former Elementary School: Robeson Elementary, Birdsboro, PA

Former Middle School: Lemoyne Middle School, Lemoyne, PA

Former High School: 1.) Cedar Cliff HS, Camp Hill, PA  2.)Haddam Killingworth HS, Higganum, CT (Class of 1986)

College:  Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, Graduated 1991

Years as a professional: 27

Organizations: SCBWI (current member)

Current Home: Orlando, Florida, USA

Current Occupation: Children's book author and illustrator

Previous occupations: Picture framer, Construction worker, UPS truck loader, Art instructor, Caricature Artist, Custom rug designer, Elementary School textbook designer

Interests and Activities: Walking, cooking, music, my wife and kids, gardening, playing with my dog, mentoring

Spouse’s name: Heather

Childrens’ names: Katherine (23), Cooper (16) and Carson (15) 

Presentation Overview

One part author, two parts illustrator and a dash of stand up comedian, Ethan Long figures he has spent over 60,000 hours writing stories and drawing pictures for children, friends, family and clients. He is the author and/or illustrator of over 100 children’s books, including Fright Club, Big CatTickle the Duck!Scribbles and InkOne Drowsy DragonChamelia & the New Kid in Class, The Wing Wing Brothers, and Up, Tall and High, which won the 2013 Theodor Geisel Award. He is also the creator of the Emmy-nominated animated series Tasty Time with Zefronk which aired worldwide on Disney Channel.

Ethan’s energy and enthusiasm fuels a presentation filled with hilarious spontaneous drawing, thoughtful insights into what it takes to be an artist, and an overall comedic look at the serious side of making children’s books.

 Minimum days of appearance: 1

Maximum days of appearance: 5

Size of audience preferred: 

Classroom setting: 20-30

Roundtable setting: 10-12

Auditorium setting: no limit

Travel preferences: Ethan plans travel, unless requested by host

Closest airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO)      

Please supply Ethan with:

·       Internet access with large screen projector (Ethan has his own Apple adapter)

·       Large Drawing pad 24 x 36 or larger

·       5 regular Sharpie markers (brand new)

·       Easel

·       1 water bottle

·       6-foot table for displaying and signing books


Presentation A: Idea Improv

Ethan revs up the audience's imaginations by developing a character and story from scratch. Ethan will call on the students to raise their hand and name an animal. Then through open discussion and cooperation from the audience, Ethan uses his lighting-quick drawing skills and leadership to illuminate the chosen animal. One idea links to another as the audience input and Ethan’s “story-showing” process grows the original idea into a developed character, then into the beginnings of story. Ethan then stresses how important one’s own experiences are to crafting a story and how one's creative style emerges from those experiences.Once the presentation is complete, students are allowed to take the developed story and make it their own. Some teachers have used the characters and stories and weaved them into their writing and/or art activities. Great for all ages.


Presentation B: Behind the Curtain

Ethan presents the audience with a more serious, but equally humorous, look at the glorious burden of making books and content for children. Topics include the inspiration, the writing, the rewriting, manuscript acceptance, working with editors, crafting the illustration, and the final nitpicking before going to print. Ethan’s honest and comical look inside the process leaves audience members with a rare insight into the real life world of a published author and working artist.


*Each presentation runs approximately 45-50 minutes and will include a short introduction to Ethan and his work. Each presentation will end with a 5-minute Q & A session.


Ethan is also available for SKYPE visitsEach virtual presentation would include laugh-out-loud commentary, live sketching & developing of stories & characters, and a fun and informative question and answer session. Contact the studio for pricing. 



Board Books

ISBN# 1419713655   Hi!         Ages 0-2    Abrams Appleseed

ISBN# 1419713663  Good Night!          Ages 0-2   Abrams Appleseed

ISBN# 1419713647   Thank You!        Ages 0-2   Abrams Appleseed


Picture Books


ISBN# 0823438594   Horse & Buggy: Dance Dance Dance!    14.95    Ages 3-6    Holiday House

ISBN# 1619634336    Valensteins    16.99  Ages 5-8    Bloomsbury

ISBN# 0399169075    Snickerdoodle Takes the Cake    16.95  Ages 5-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 1452160405     Give Me Back My Book!     16.99     Ages 3-5    Chronicle Books

ISBN# 0823435393   Big Cat    16.99     Ages 3-5    Amazon/2 Lions

ISBN# 0823436888   Pug     14.99    Ages 3-6    Penguin

ISBN# 0399169075    In, Over and On (The Farm)    12.99     Ages 5-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 0823432920   Ms. Spell    15.95          Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 161963337X    Fright Club 16.99  Ages 5-8    Bloomsbury

ISBN# 1477847286    Me and My Big Mouse            16.99          Ages 3-5    Amazon/2 Lions

ISBN# 0448478135    Clara and Clem Under the Sea        14.99        Ages 3-6    Penguin

ISBN# 1609053664    Scribbles and Ink: Out of the Box    12.99          Ages 5-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 0823429512    The Wing Wing Bros. Geometry Palooza    15.95          Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 1609053516    Scribbles and Ink: The Contest        14.99          Ages 4-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 0448467216    Clara and Clem In Outer Space        14.99        Ages 3-6    Penguin

ISBN# 0823426041    The Wing Wing Bros. Carnival De Math    15.95          Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0316210420    Chamelia & the New Kid in Class    16.99        Ages 4-8    Little Brown    

ISBN# 1609052196    Scribbles and Ink: Doodles for Two!    14.99          Ages 4-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 1442451408    Max and Milo The Mixed-Up Message!    14.99          Ages 4-8    Simon & Schuster

ISBN# 1442451432    Max and Milo Go To Sleep!        14.99          Ages 4-8    Simon & Schuster

ISBN# 0823423200    The Wing Wing Bros. Math Spectacular    15.95          Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 1609052058    Scribbles and Ink            14.00        Ages 4-8    Blue Apple    

ISBN# 0448462714    Clara and Clem Take a Ride        14.99        Ages 3-6    Penguin

ISBN# 0823424283    Pig Has a Plan                14.95        Ages 3-6    Holiday House

ISBN# 0762443543    Soup For One                15.99          Ages 3-6    Running Press

ISBN# 0399256110    It’s Pooltime!                15.99          Ages 4-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 0399256110    Up, Tall and High            15.99          Ages 4-8    G.P. Putnam

ISBN# 0316086126    Chamelia                16.99        Ages 4-8    Little Brown    

ISBN# 1609050606    The Book That Zack Wrote        12.99        Ages 4-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 0823422917    The Croakey Pokey            14.95        Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 1402242395    My Dad, My Hero            12.99        Ages 4-8    Sourcebooks

ISBN# 1609050347    Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors10.00        Ages 4-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 0545165571    One Drowsy Dragon            16.99        Ages 4-8    Orchard

ISBN# 1582463212    Bird and Birdie in: One Fine Day 14.99        Ages 4-8    Tenspeed Press

ISBN# 1934706485    You & Me: We’re  Opposites            12.99        Ages 4-8    Blue Apple

ISBN# 0823422291    Muddy as a Duck Puddle        16.95        Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0545075548    Fritz Danced the Fandango        16.99        Ages 4-8    Scholastic

ISBN# 0823419835    One Little Chicken            16.95        Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823422054    Greedy Apostrophe:  A Cautionary Tale 17.95 (HC)    Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823421805    Tortuga in Trouble            16.95        Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 054505060X    Trollerella, Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823419630    The Zombie Nite Café            (n/a)        Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823421244    Count on Culebra            16.95 (HC), 6.95 (PB)    Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823420418    Halloween Skyride             (n/a)        Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823422755    Fiesta Fiasco                 16.95 (HC), 6.95 (PB)    Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823416496    Oh Yeah!       16.95        Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0525472010    Stinky Smelly Feet             15.99        Ages 4-8    Dutton

ISBN# 0823419807    Mañana Iguana   17.95 (HC), 6.95 (PB)   Ages 4-8    Holiday House

ISBN# 0525470131    The Day My Runny  Nose Ran Away         (n/a)        Ages 4-8    Dutton



ISBN# 0545039436    The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever!         5.99 (PB)    Ages 4-8    Scholastic

ISBN# 0439873908    The Best Thanksgiving Ever!             5.99 (PB)    Ages 4-8    Scholastic

ISBN# 0439879825    The Spookiest Halloween Ever!         5.99 (PB)            Scholastic

ISBN# 0545112505    Bunny Race!                13.55 (HC)   3.99 (PB)          Scholastic


Chapter Books

ISBN# 0823416429    The Confe$$ion$ & $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut 16.95 (HC), 7.95 (PB)  Ages 9-12    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823420629    Snarf Attack, Underfoodle and the Secret of Life: The Riot BrothersTell All    16.95 (HC), 7.95 (PB)   Ages 9-12    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823422043    Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return     7.95 (PB)  16.95 (HC)    Ages 9-12    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823421961    Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop 16.95 (HC), 7.95 (PB) Ages 9-12    Holiday House

ISBN# 0823422739    Take the Mummy and Run! The Riot Brothers Are on a Roll!    16.95 (HC),  7.95 (PBAges 9-12    Holiday House

ISBN# 078650110    Super Schnoz    Albert Whitman

I078650110    Stick Dog                (n/a)                Harper Collins

078650110    Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog                (n/a)    Harper Collins

0062278053    Stick Dog Chases a Pizza                (n/a)    Harper Collins

006227807X    Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream                (n/a)    Harper Collins


Novelty Books

ISBN# 0316001021    Tickle the Duck!            10.99    Ages 4-8    Little Brown

ISBN# 0316001430    Stop Kissing Me!            10.99    Ages 4-8    Little Brown

ISBN# 0316017213    Duck’s Not Afraid of the Dark!    Ages 4-8    Little Brown

ISBN# 0316019216    Too Many Kisses!            7.99    Ages 4-8    Little Brown

ISBN# 0316017221    Have You Been Naughty or Nice?                10.99    Ages 4-8    Little Brown


Joke Books

ISBN# 140274255X    Galaxy’s Greatest Giggles            4.95    Ages 4-8    Sterling

ISBN# 1402742568    Nuttiest Knock Knocks Ever                4.95    Ages 4-8    Sterling

ISBN# 1402759487    No Boredom Allowed!  Paper Games and Puzzles 4.95    Ages 9-12    Sterling

ISBN# 1402750609    No Boredom Allowed! Nutty Challenges and Zany Dares         4.95    Ages 9-12    Sterling

ISBN# 1402769105    Funny Mummy                4.95    Ages 4-8    Sterling

ISBN# 1402749120    The Summer Camp Survival Guide            12.95    Ages 9-12    Sterling

ISBN# 1402218095    My Hippo Has the Hiccups 17.99    Ages 4-8    Sourcebooks


Graphic Novels

ISBN# 082342183X    Wuv Bunnies From Outers Pace             16.95 (HC), 6.95 (PB)  Ages 9-12    Holiday House


Poetry Books

ISBN# 0316020893    Countdown to Summer 15.99    Ages 9-12    Little Brown

ISBN# 1402238338    The Tighty Whitey Spider            9.99    Ages 9-12    Sourcebooks 

Publicity Contacts

The Orlando Sentinel (newspaper) • Attn: Hal Boedecker • 633 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801

Scholastic Book Fairs • Attn: Carolyn Longest • 1080 Greenwood Blvd, Lake Mary, FL 32746

The Sarasota Herald Tribune (newspaper) • 1741 Main St.Sarasota, FL 34236

The Reading Eagle (newspaper) • P. O. Box 582, Reading, PA19603-0582

The Patriot News (Harrisburg, PA) • 2020 Technology Parkway, Suite 300 Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

The Middletown Press (newspaper) • 386 Main St., 4th Fl. Middletown, CT 06457

The Hartford Courant • Hartford Courant, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115

Fox 35 News Orlando (TV) • WOFL-FOX35, 35 Skyline Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Orlando Magazine (magazine) • 801 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 201  Orlando, FL 32803

Ringling School of Art and Design (college magazine) • Office of Media Relations • Attn: Christine Lange • 2700 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

SCBWI (magazine) • 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Orlando Public Library • 101 E. Central Blvd.  Orlando, FL 32801 • Attn: Charlie Hoecke

School Library Journal (magazine) • Attn: Trev Jones, Luann Toth

Publishers Weekly (magazine) • Attn: John Sellers

Imagination Soup (website./blog) • Attn: Melissa Taylor,