Categories Archives: Author

Julie C. Dao


Julie C. Dao is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. She is the author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.

Rise of the Empress

Sona Charaipotra


Sona Charaipotra is a journalist and author who’s written for everyone from the New York Times to Teen Vogue. The co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, she spends much of her time poking plot holes in TV shows like Pretty Little Liars—for work of course. She’s the co-author of the dance drama Tiny Pretty Things and its sequel Shiny Broken Pieces. She is proud to serve as VP of content for We Need Diverse Books. Find her on the web at, or on Twitter @sona_c.

With Dhonielle Clayton

Susan Dennard


Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. As a marine biologist, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. She lives in the Midwestern US with her French husband and Irish setter, and you can learn more about her crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction on her blog, newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

Her Something Strange and Deadly series is now available from HarperTeen, and The Witchlands series will launch from Tor in January 2016.

The Something Strange & Deadly Series

The Witchlands Series

Adam Silvera


Adam was born and raised in the Bronx. He was a bookseller before shifting to children's publishing and has worked at a literary development company, a creative writing website for teens, and as a book reviewer of children's and young adult's novels. His debut novel, More Happy Than Not, about a boy who wants to undergo a memory-alteration procedure to forget he’s gay, is the recipient of five starred reviews and is a New York Times Editor's Choice. He is tall for no reason and lives in New York City. Go say stuff to him on Twitter.

S. Jae-Jones


S. Jae-Jones (called JJ) is an artist, adrenaline junkie, and NYT bestselling author of Wintersong and Shadowsong. Before moving to grits country, she was a YA editor in New York City. When not obsessing over books, she can be found rock climbing, skydiving, or taking her dog on ridiculously long hikes. A southern California native, she now lives in North Carolina with her doctor Bear, a stuffed baby harp seal named White-Harp, and a husky-dog called Bentley. Other places to find JJ include Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and her blog.