Christina Mandelski is the author of the young adult novel The Sweetest Thing (Egmont, 2011). She lives in Texas with her family.
Laura Ojeda Melchor grew up in Montana and can’t get it out of her mind, so she writes middle grade and young adult fiction steeped in the mountains and valleys of her childhood. In 2017, she graduated with a MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She loves... [More]
Beth Hamer Miles is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Paterson Prize in the YA category, and is a 2015 Hackney Literary Award winner. Her short-stories and novel excerpts can be found in Hunger Mountain—The VCFA Journal of the Arts, The Alalitcom; The Annual Journal of the Alabama Writer’s Conclave, and The Birmingham Arts Journal. Beth... [More]
You’ve probably seen Jessie Oleson Moore’s illustration work before. Since her days studying at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, her work has become common sight around the internet via her well known baking blog, CakeSpy.com, a foodie fixture since 2007. The site prominently features recipes and baked good lore paired with her signature clever... [More]
Page Morgan is the author of the young adult Gothic thriller trilogy, The Dispossessed. She became intrigued by gargoyles when she came across an old, black-and-white photograph of a Notre Dame gargoyle keeping watch over the city of Paris. Right away, she knew she had to tell that gargoyle’s story. Page lives in New England... [More]
Matt Myklusch is the author of Majestic and The Jack Blank Adventures , as well other books for children (including grown-up children like himself). He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Rebecca, his boys, Jack and Dean, assorted pets, and other forms of magic. Find him online at MattMyklusch.com.
Elisa Nader likes cheese and tv marathons. Her debut novel, Escape from Eden (Merit Press, 2014), received a starred review from Kirkus.
Paul-Anthony Navarro wrote his first stage play at the age of 15 and has since written and produced many works for the professional theater. Paul made his living as an actor for many years in Los Angeles and recently graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology program. He lives in Los Angeles.
J.M.M. Nuanez is an active member of SCBWI and holds a BA in English. For two years, she and her husband lived in South Korea and taught English in the public school system. Now back in the States, when she isn’t writing, she can be found reading, cooking Korean food, or playing with her cats... [More]