Categories Archives: Alumni

Jodi Meadows

About

Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the Incarnate Trilogy and The Orphan Queen Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen).

*A Kippy is a cat.

The Newsoul Trilogy

The Orphan Queen Duology

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The Fallen Isles Trilogy

The Lady Janies (co-written with Brodi Ashton and Cynthia Hand

Vanessa Di Gregorio

About

Vanessa Di Gregorio works in publishing as an account manager/sales rep at Ampersand, a book and gift sales agency. A former literary agency intern, Vanessa can be found driving around to bookstores when she isn’t reading, playing video games, watching T.V., or writing. She also may or may not be working on a YA fantasy.  A social media addict, carbivore, Instagram junkie, board game collector, and supporter of the serial comma, Vanessa leads a wonderfully geeky life in Toronto with her husband. You can find Vanessa over at Something GeekyGoodreadsTwitter, or writing for Paper Droids.

Joanna Volpe

About

Joanna is a literary agent and the president of New Leaf Literary & Media.  She represents all brands of fiction, from picture books to adult. She has an affinity for stories that have a darker, grittier element to them, whether they be horror, drama or comedy. Her recent publications include Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton, The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams, Erased by Jennifer Rush, The Lost Planet by Rachel Searles, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke, The End Games by T. Michael Martin, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, I’ll Be Seeing You by Loretta Nyhan, and A Darkness Strange & Lovely by PubCrawler Susan Dennard. In addition to her recent books, Joanna has a project by client Veronica Roth set to hit the silver screen this upcoming March: Divergent (Summit/Lionsgate) starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd.

When Joanna is not reading (which is almost never), she can be found either cooking, playing video games, or hanging out with her husband and their chihuahua Tough Guy in their NYC apartment. You can listen to her random ramblings on TwitterFacebook or Instagram, and check out her latest deals on Publishers Marketplace.

Jordan Hamessley London

About

Jordan Hamessley London is an editorial director at Adaptive Books. She was previously an editor at Egmont USA, where she edited middle grade and YA, including Isla J. Bick’s The Dark Passages series, (#1 White Space), Bree DeSpain’s latest series Into the Dark (#1 The Shadow Prince), and more. Prior to Egmont, Jordan worked at Grosset and Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers where she edited Adam-Troy Castro’s middle grade horror series Gustav Gloom, Ben H. Winters and Adam F. Watkin’s book of horror poetry Literally Disturbed, Michelle Schusterman’s I Heart Band series, Adam F. Watkins’s alphabet picture book R is for Robot and more. When not editing, Jordan can be found on Twitter talking about books, scary movies, and musical theater.

Amie Kaufman

About

Amie Kaufman is the co-author of These Broken Stars and This Shattered World, out now from Disney-Hyperion (US) and Allen & Unwin (Australia). You can also grab a free short story set in the Starbound universe! Her new trilogy starts with Illuminae, out from Random House/Knopf now. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or Facebook, or sign up to her mailing list for exclusive sneak-peeks and giveaways. Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and rescue dog.

The Starbound Trilogy (co-authored with Meagan Spooner)

The Illuminae Files Series (co-authored with Jay Kristoff)