Scribbles to Novels New York City Gala
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
April 14, 2016
John C. Ford grew up outside Detroit and attended college at Stanford University, where he earned spending money (and learned to write) on the staff of The Stanford Daily. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and practiced law in Washington, DC before trading legal briefs for mystery novels. The Cipher, his latest release, is a selection of the Junior Library Guild and has been named to the New York Public Library’s Best Books for Teens list. John’s debut novel, The Morgue and Me, was nominated for an Edgar Award (Best Young Adult Mystery) and shortlisted for five different state teen book awards. He lives in the Detroit area and loves to hear from readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Eric Dinerstein
Dr. Eric Dinerstein is the Director of the Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program at RESOLVE. For much of the past 25 years, he was Chief Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. Beginning in 1975, he conducted studies of tigers and their prey and led conservation programs for large mammals, such as greater-one horned rhinoceros. Along with Dr. David Olson, he is a co-architect of the Global 200, Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World, and with Dr. Eric Wikramanayake, mapped tiger conservation landscapes, designed the Terai Arc Landscape in Nepal and India, and came up with the idea of a Global Tiger Summit, staged in 2010, to double the wild tiger population. He has conservation experience in many countries and has published widely on biodiversity, ecoregions, and large mammal biology, including several co-authored books on conservation assessments of ecoregions around the world. His more recent books include: a monograph on rhinos, The Return of the Unicorns: the Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros (Columbia University Press); Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations and The Kingdom of Rarities (Island Press), and a middle-grade novel, What Elephants Know, forthcoming in May 2016 (Disney-Hyperion).
Check out some of the photos from the 10th anniversary gala.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors, friends, special guests, and authors for helping us celebrate Jumpstart’s Scribbles to Novels 10th anniversary gala in 2015.