William Sydney Porter (born Greensboro, North Carolina, 1862; died New York, New York, June 5, 1910) wrote under the pseudonym O. Henry. He is most known for his short stories, including “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.” Children can read many of his works at: Project Gutenberg.
Lois Ruby (born San Francisco, California, 1942) writes books for children and young adults. Her works include Steal Away Home and The Secret of Laurel Oaks. Children can visit her website at: Lois Ruby.
Alfred Slote (born Brooklyn, New York, 1926) has written over 30 books for children. His works include Finding Buck McHenry and My Robot Buddy. Children can visit his website at: Alfred Slote.