Caitlin O’Connell is an editor and writer working in New York City. She has a degree in Creative Writing from Ithaca College, with a focus on historical and children’s fiction. She is usually surrounded by books and cats.
Sarah Ockler is the author of the acclaimed novels Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, Bittersweet, The Book of Broken Hearts, #scandal, and the forthcoming The Summer of Mermaid Secrets. When she’s not busy making up stories, Sarah blogs, snaps photographs, and embarks on whirlwind adventures with her husband.
Ana Ot is a children’s book writer and a lifelong bookworm. She writes stories that celebrate life, heart, and imagination. When she’s not writing, Ana enjoys discovering bookstores with interesting twists. Find her on Twitter @AnaOtBooks
When Jean Patrick was in second grade, she had two dreams: to play major league baseball for the Chicago Cubs and to write books for kids. Although she’s still working on the first goal, she has written several books for young people, including The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth. A graduate of Vermont College... [More]
A native of the Washington, DC area, Patricia O’Connell Pearson spent many happy years teaching history and social studies in the Fairfax County, Virginia, public schools and later wrote history curriculum and materials in the private sector. With a B.A. in history, an M.Ed. in secondary education, and enormous enthusiasm for sharing the stories of history, she earned an MFA in... [More]
Deesha Philyaw’s debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the 2020/2021 Story Prize, and was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction and a 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.The Secret Lives of Church Ladies focuses on Black... [More]
Carrie Pomeroy’s essays and stories have appeared in The Laurel Review, The Silent Film Quarterly, Literary Mama, and CALYX, and in the anthologies The Saint Paul Almanac and Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers. She also blogs for Home/School/Life magazine. In 2014, she won a grant from the Jerome Foundation to do research at the... [More]
Laurel Randolph has been a food writer for ten years and a cook since she was old enough to properly hold a whisk. She is the bestselling author of The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals. She has written for numerous publications including The Spruce, Paste Magazine, Serious Eats, and Table Matters.
Rinsai Rossetti’s debut novel, The Girl with Borrowed Wings (Dial Books for Young Readers 2012) was named one of Kirkus’s best books of the year. She was born in Thailand, and has lived in Canada, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. She currently lives in France, where she is at work on her next novel.