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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.

Jordan Bishop

Jordan works on the marketing and editorial teams at a nonprofit organization by day and blogs at The Heart of a Book Blogger by night. She is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute.

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.

Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh is an Instructional Specialist in suburban Chicago. She has been an ELA and Social Studies teacher for 14 years. Jessica is a strong advocate for equity in education and literacy access for all.

Nafiza Azad

Nafiza Azad is a self-identified island girl. She has hurricanes in her blood and dreams of a time she can exist solely on mangoes and pineapple. Born in Lautoka, Fiji, she currently resides in BC, Canada where she reads too many books, watches too many Kdramas and writes stories about girls taking over the world. […]

Rob Bittner

Rob Bittner enjoys baking, wine, and horror movies, and can often be found reading books for some committee or other. He is currently a teacher and researcher at the University of British Columbia, and he lives rather happily in British Columbia with his husband and a turtle named Fluffy.