Categories Archives: Alumni

Stephanie Garber


Stephanie Garber believes that Whole Foods is the Disneyland of grocery stores, and she loves the real Disneyland because it’s the one place on earth where it feels as if the fantastical stories she loves to write about could actually come to life. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy, she teaches creative writing a private college in northern California. Her debut novel, Caraval, will be published by Flatiron Books/Macmillan (US) and Hodder & Stoughton (UK) in fall 2016.

Marie Lu


Marie Lu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy. The first book in her next series, The Young Elites, is out now. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she spends her time writing and getting stuck in traffic.

The Legend Trilogy

The Young Elites Trilogy

The Spirit Animals

Leigh Bardugo


Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows is available now.

The Grisha Trilogy

The Dregs

Ravkan Folk Tales

Where to Buy

Where to Buy

Where to Buy

Sarah J. Maas


Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, the fourth book, will release globally on September 1st, 2015) and the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. She currently resides with her husband and loyal canine companion in Pennsylvania. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies. Sarah is represented by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

The Throne of Glass Series

The A Court of Thorns & Roses Series

Stacey Lee


Stacey Lee is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen because she wanted the perks of being able to nap during the day, and it was easier than moving to Spain. She plays classical piano, wrangles children, and writes YA fiction.

Under a Painted Sky

Outrun the Moon

The Secret of a Heart Note