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Jenn Reese

JENN REESE (she/her) writes speculative fiction for readers of all ages. Her middle grade books include A Game of Fox & Squirrels (Henry Holt, April 2020) and Above World (Candlewick), a finalist for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Elayna Mae Darcy

Elayna Mae Darcy is a queer writer and filmmaker from Philadelphia. A passionate, hardcore Hufflepuff, she has spent the last decade working as a social media manager and professional fangirl, where she has spoken on fandom panels across the country. She is the author of the poetry collection UNRAVELING LIGHT.

Judy I. Lin

Judy was born in Taiwan and moved to Canada when she was eight years old. She grew up with her nose in a book and loved to escape to imaginary worlds. She now divides her time between working as an occupational therapist and creating imaginary worlds of her own. She lives on the Canadian prairies […]

Sarah R. Baughman

Sarah R. Baughman is the middle grade author of THE LIGHT IN THE LAKE (2019) and THE WILD PATH (2020), both published by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. A former middle and high school English teacher, Sarah currently works as a curriculum developer and is represented by Katie Grimm.

Kelly E. Dwyer

Kelly E. Dwyer is a writer, mother and instructional designer. She is the coordinator for the NoVa TEEN Book Festival, Northern Virginia’s biggest celebration of YA literature, and she is also an independent bookseller with One More Page Books in Arlington, VA. Find her online @deviousdwyer, or

Rachel Sargeant

Rachel is a book blogger and video editor from Vancouver, BC, where she spends most of her time reading fantasy novels, drinking tea, and petting as many cats as possible.

Deva Fagan

Deva Fagan is the author of Rival Magic, Circus Galacticus and other books for young readers. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog. When she’s not writing she spends her time reading, playing video games, doing geometry, and drinking copious amounts of tea.

Sara Ryan

Sara Ryan is the author of the graphic novel Bad Houses, with art by Carla Speed McNeil, and YA novels The Rules for Hearts and Empress of the World. She’s a faculty member in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Lindsay Lackey

Lindsay Lackey is an author of middle grade fiction and a believer in impossible things. She was born in Colorado, but now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their spoiled dog. All the Impossible Things is her debut novel.

Destiny Soria

Destiny Soria is a freelance writer and author of young adult fantasies IRON CAST and BENEATH THE CITADEL. She lives in Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying to come up with bios that make her sound kind of cool. She has yet to succeed.