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Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas are devoted co-parents and the founders of Co-Parenting101.org, an online resource for those who are parenting together after a divorce or separation. They also co-host Co-Parenting Matters, a weekly live radio talk show on BlogTalk Radio.
Sarah Tolcser’s YA fantasy duology, Song of the Current and Whisper of the Tide, are published by Bloomsbury. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, where she double majored in writing and philosophy, she now works as an elementary technology teacher. She lives in New Orleans with her spouse and three cats.
Shelley Tougas writes books for tweens and teens, including four middle-grade novels: The Graham Cracker Plot; Finders, Keepers; A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids; and the forthcoming Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life (all from Roaring Brook). Her nonfiction book, Little Rock Girl: How a Photo Changed the Fight for Integration, received two starred reviews, was... [More]
Sarah Tregay’s debut novel in verse, Love and Leftovers (Katherine Tegen Books 2012), was an ALA pick for Best Fiction for Young Adults. She is also the author of the contemporary young adult novel, Fan Art (Katherine Tegen 2014). She lives in Idaho.
Lisa Tyre grew up in a small town in Tennessee where the only form of entertainment was watching her crazy family, and even crazier neighbors. She figured out early on that not every child had a pet skunk, a dad who ran a bar in the front yard, or a neighbor so large his house had to... [More]
Bryan Wade is a playwright, radio dramatist and novelist. He has been a playwright-in-resident at Factory Theatre and the Blyth Festival, along with being an invited artist at the Stratford Festival and the Playwrights Colony at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Living on the left coast, Bryan is on the lookout for fault lines... [More]
Rachel Meltzer Warren is the author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian (Sourcebooks, 2014). She is a registered dietitian and nutrition writer, educator, and counselor. Her work has been featured in Women’s Health, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, Whole Living,  and many other print and online publications. Rachel lives in the NYC area with her... [More]
Tiffanie Wen is a columnist at BBC Future and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, Daily Beast, Guernica and others. When she’s not writing, she’s traveling the world and looking for her next story. She currently splits her time between California and New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband Roy and... [More]
Before writing the New York Times–bestselling Books of Elsewhere series, Jacqueline West published fiction and poetry in many journals including Chizine, Strange Horizons, and The St. Ann’s Review, and was twice  nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Books of Elsewhere series debuted with The Shadows in 2010 and concludes with Still Life, published in summer... [More]
Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. She began her illustrious art career in kindergarten, when she earned the first place trophy in the school poster contest. This encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the... [More]
Yvonne Woon is the author of Dead Beautiful, Life Eternal, and Love Reborn, collectively known as the Dead Beautiful trilogy. She received her MFA at Columbia University, and writes adult and teen fiction. Among her many inspirations are zombies, chemistry, boarding school, and fauna. She currently resides in California.