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Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed is an acclaimed novelist and poet with a reputation as one of the comics industry’s brightest talents. His book Throne of the Crescent Moon was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. The critical praise continued for his Marvel Comics debut on Black Bolt with artist Christian Ward, which […]

Preeti Chhibber

Preeti Chhibber is a YA author, speaker, and freelancer. She’s written for SYFY, Polygon, The Nerds of Color, and The Mary Sue, among others. Her latest, Orientation (Marvel’s Avenger’s Assembly #1) will be out from Scholastic in August 2020. Her first picture book, A Jedi You Will Be, will be out this Fall. Find her co-hosting the podcasts […]

Lauren Bisom

Lauren Bisom first determined she was destined for publishing in middle school, when she began accompanying her librarian mother to ALA conferences during summer vacations. She has since earned her MS in Publishing from NYU and edited everything from picture books to comics to YA novels, working with such writers and illustrators as New York Times-Bestselling […]

Skottie Young

Skottie Young started his career at Marvel with Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan, Human Torch, and Venom. He adapted L. Frank Baum’s OZ novels with Eric Shanower and began writing and drawing Rocket Raccoon, illustrating Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman, and the Young Marvel variant covers. He created the series I Hate Fairyland at Image Comics. He followed that writing Middlewest with […]

Donna Barba Higuera

Donna Barba Higuera’s debut novel Lupe Wong Won’t Dance is forthcoming form Levine Querido, in September 2020. Donna’s 7oung Adult and Middle Grade books feature characters drawn into creepy, situations, melding history, folklore, and or her own life experience into reinvented storylines. She still dreams in Spanglish. She lives in Washington State with her family, […]

Grace Lin

Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” and the Theodor Geisel Honor for “Ling and Ting.” Her novel “When the Sea Turned to Silver” was a National Book Award Finalist and her picture book, “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” was awarded the […]

Nic Stone

Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a William C. Morris Award finalist. She is also the author of Odd One Out, a novel about discovering oneself and who it is okay to love, which […]

Ellen Oh

Anti-social curmudgeonly author, former college instructor, recovering attorney, addicted to diet coke. Can be bribed with donuts. Krispy Kreme only.

Yamile Saied Méndez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is an Argentine-American, award-winning author of stories for young readers. She’s a MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children program, and a founding member of Las Musas Collective.

Susan Muaddi Darraj

Susan Muaddi Darraj won an American Book Award for her short story collection, A Curious Land; the book also won an Arab American Book Award and the AWP Grace Paley Prize. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including a USA Ford Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant, a Maryland Individual Artists Award, and […]