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Who We Are

Erin Bowman

Author

Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. Her debut novel, Taken, and its sequel, Frozen, are now available from HarperTeen. Visit Erin online at embowman.com or on twitter @erin_bowman.

Alexandra Bracken

Author

Alex is a New York Times bestselling author who was born and raised in Arizona by an artsy mother and a Star Wars-collecting father. She traded her desert for colonial bonnets to study History and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. After graduating, she relocated to New York City, where she now works in children’s publishing and lives in a charming apartment overflowing with books. Her novels, Brightly Woven, The Darkest Minds, and Never Fade are both available now. You can visit her online at her websiteTwitter, or Tumblr.

 

Susan Dennard

Author

SusanDennardSusan 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 is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series as well as the forthcoming Witchlands series (Tor, 2015), and when not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, exploring tidal pools, or practicing her tap dance shuffles. You can learn more about Susan on her blog, newsletterTwitterFacebook, or Pinterest.

Vanessa Di Gregorio

Publishing Sales Representative

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 Geeky, Goodreads, Twitter, or writing for Paper Droids.

Julie Eshbaugh

Author

Julie Eshbaugh is the author of the upcoming Ivory & Bone (HarperTeen, 2016). She used to have trouble staying in one spot, having lived in places as varied as Utah, France, and New York City. Julie eventually returned home to the Philadelphia area, where she now lives with her husband, son, cat and dog. Early on, Julie focused her artistic energies on filmmaking and online video. She made two short films and then spent several years producing an online video series for teens which received several honors from the Webbie Awards. Creating videos for teens led to writing novels for teens, and Julie has never looked back. You can find add Julie on Goodreads and follow her on Twitter.

Janice Hardy

Author

Janice HardyJanice Hardy is the author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars trilogy, where she tapped into her own dark side to create a world where healing was dangerous, and those with the best intentions often made the worst choices. Her novels include The Shifter, Blue Fire, and Darkfall from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins, and the non-fiction book, Planning your Novel: Ideas and Structure due out early in 2014.  She also blogs about and teaches writing at  The Other Side of the Story. You can visit her online at www.janicehardy.com or via Twitter.  She lives in Georgia with her husband, a yard zombie, three cats, and one very nervous freshwater eel.

S. Jae-Jones

Writer & Editrix

JJS. Jae-Jones (called JJ) is a writer, artist, and adrenaline junkie. Before moving down to grits country, she was an editor at St. Martin’s Press in New York City, where she read and acquired YA. 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 TwitterTumblr, and her blog.

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Amie Kaufman

Author

Amie Kaufman had the good fortune to be raised just one block from her local library, and took full advantage of that fact growing up. She and her sister spent their childhood summers re-creating their favorite books by camping in the back yard, mapping their neighborhood, climbing trees, stepping through magical doors and sailing the local seas. Raised in Australia and Ireland, she has kissed the Blarney stone six times, thoroughly cementing her gift of the gab. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Brendan and her rescue dog, Jack. She still sails, and though she climbs fewer trees, she remains partial to investigating the occasional magical door. You can find her on TwitterFacebookGoodreads or on her blog. Her debut novel, These Broken Stars (co-authored with Meagan Spooner) will be out from Disney-Hyperion in 2013.

Biljana Likic

Author

Biljana Likic (Bil-yana Lik-itch) was born in Belgrade, Ex-Yugoslavia, but has lived in Toronto, Canada since she was only a year old. Her dream as a kid was to be an actor, but as time passed this dream morphed into being a writer, since in writing she wasn’t confined to simply one character. It was during high school that she decided to dabble in writing a novel, and it has since turned into the finished manuscript she is revising today.

She’s also passionate about history and the personalities that occupy it. She’s constantly drawing inspiration from the past and setting these ideas in today’s world, discovering that, really, people don’t intrinsically change as drastically as the snooty tomes of history would have us believe. Right now, she’s in her fourth year at the University of Toronto with a double major of English and Medieval Studies.

Jordan Hamessley London

Editor

Jordan Hamessley London is an Editor at Egmont USA, where she edits middle grade and YA. Her current titles include Isla J. Bick’s new series, The Dark Passages (#1 White Space), Bree DeSpain’s new 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 series 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.

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Jodi Meadows

Author

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. Her debut novel, Incarnate, and its sequel, Asunder, are now available from Katherine Tegen Books!

*A Kippy is a cat..

E.C. Myers

Author

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E.C. Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised by a single mother and a public library in Yonkers, New York. His Andre Norton Award–winning young adult novel Fair Coin and its sequel, Quantum Coin, were published by Pyr in 2012. His short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as Sybil’s GarageShimmer, and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. He currently lives with his wife, two doofy cats, and a mild-mannered dog in Philadelphia. You can find traces of E.C. all over the internet, but especially at his websiteTwitterFacebook, and Tumblr.

Rachel Seigel

Canadian Educational Book Wholesaler

Rachel has always been a book lover, and is never long without a book in her hand. From a young age, she had many career ambitions, including Doctor, Lawyer, Veterinarian and Magician (all at once) but ended up doing none of those, and making a career in the book industry. Rachel got her first official job in a bookstore Fifteen-Years ago in the children’s section of Indigo (a Canadian bookstore chain) and has never looked back. For the last nine years she has been the children’s and young adult book selector at a Canadian School and Library book wholesaler, and she loves having the excuse to keep reading children’s books!

Rachel also maintains a personal blog where she reviews what she’s been reading (http://readingtimbits.blogspot.com) and can be found hanging around Twitter as @rachelnseigel.

Adam Silvera

Author, Book Reviewer, Bookseller

Adam was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and is tall for no reason. In the past he worked as a marketing assistant for a literary development company. He’s currently a children’s bookseller and reviews children’s and young adult novels for Shelf Awareness. His debut novel, More Happy Than Notabout a boy who wants to undergo a memory-alteration procedure to forget he’s gay, will be available June 16th, 2015 from Soho Teen. Go say stuff to him on Twitter.

Joanna Volpe

Literary Agent

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.

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Kat Zhang

Author

Kat Zhang is an avid traveler, and after a childhood spent living in one book after another, she now builds stories for other people to visit. Recently graduated from Vanderbilt University, she spends her free time scribbling poetry, raiding local bookstores, and plotting where to travel next. What’s Left of Meabout a girl with two soulsis her first novel and was released by HarperCollins in 2012. The sequel, Once We Were, came in 2013. Echoes of Us will complete the trilogy in fall of 2014. She is represented by Emmanuelle Morgen of Stonesong. You can read about her travels, literary and otherwise, on her website or check her out on Twitter.

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