Danielle Valentine is a pseudonym for bestselling horror novelist, Danielle Vega. Her work, which includes The Merciless series, SURVIVE THE NIGHT, THE HAUNTED and THE UNLEASHED, has been optioned for film and television by Lionsgate and Warner Bros, and has been translated into languages worldwide. Danielle lives in outside of New York City with her husband, daughter […]
Debbie Rigaud is the coauthor of Alyssa Milano’s New York Times bestselling Hope series and the author of Simone Breaks All the Rules; Truly Madly Royally and A Girl’s Guide to Love & Magic. She grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, and started her career writing for entertainment and teen magazines. She now lives with her husband […]
Ebony LaDelle is a marketing pusher by day, storyteller by night. Born in MI, awoken at Howard U, and cultivated in Brooklyn, Ebony can usually be found searching for her next live concert, scouting out the latest food craze to try, or being the undisputed Mom Friend of any group. Ebony is the author of […]
Emily X.R. Pan lives on Lenape land in Brooklyn, New York, but was originally born in the Midwestern United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan. Her debut novel, The Astonishing Color of After, was a New York Times bestseller, winner of the APALA Honor and Walter Honor awards, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, longlisted for the […]
Sayantani DasGupta is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed, Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books. She is also the author of Debating Darcy, a contemporary young adult reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She is a team member of We Need Diverse Books, and can be found online at […]
Dustin Thao is a Vietnamese-American writer based in Southern California. He graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Political Science, and is in a PhD program at Northwestern University. He writes contemporary young adult fiction. You’ve Reached Sam is his YA debut.
Eliot Schrefer is a New York Times bestselling author, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. His non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times and Discover magazine, and his novels include The Darkness Outside Us, Endangered, and the Lost Rainforest series. He is on the faculty of the Hamline University and Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA programs […]
Goldy Moldavsky was born in Lima, Peru, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family. She is the New York Times–bestselling author of Kill the Boy Band and No Good Deed. Some of her influences include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the esteemed works of John Irving, and the Mexican telenovelas she grew up watching with her […]
Andy Mientus is a writer and actor best known for his work in the Broadway musicals Spring Awakening, Les Misérables, and Wicked, and on television in The Flash, Smash, and the upcoming Netflix series Grendel. He is the author of three Backstagers novels, which are based on the BOOM! comics. His YA novel Fraternity comes out in September. He lives in New […]
CASEY MCQUISTON is the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop, Red, White, & Royal Blue, and I Kissed Shara Wheeler, as well as a pie enthusiast. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Casey now lives in New York City with Pepper, a poodle mix and semipro personal assistant.
E. Lockhart is author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel, We Were Liars and the New York Times bestseller prequel, Family of Liars. She invented the superhero Whistle for DC Comics. Other novels include Again Again, Genuine Fraud and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks, which was a National Book Award finalist and […]
Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent her childhood writing ghost stories and fantasizing about attending boarding school. She has a Ph.D. in psychology, which she uses to overanalyze fictional characters and also herself. Lee is the author of A Lesson in Vengeance as well as The Fever King and its sequel, The Electric Heir. She […]
Ryan La Sala writes about surreal things happening to queer people. He is the author of Reverie, Be Dazzled, and The Honeys and lives in New York City. Visit him online at ryanlasala.com.
Sasha Laurens, author of Youngblood, is originally from Northern California and has lived in Michigan, New York, and St. Petersburg, Russia. She has a PhD in political science and lives in Brooklyn. Her first novel, A Wicked Magic, was published in 2020.
Maureen Johnson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Box in the Woods and many other YA novels. Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated for an Edgar Award and the Andre Norton Award, and her books appear frequently on YALSA and state awards lists. Maureen lives in New […]
Tiffany D. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Allegedly, Monday’s Not Coming, Let Me Hear a Rhyme, Grown, and White Smoke, and coauthor of Blackout. Her new book, The Weight of Blood, comes out in September. A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book and Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, she received her bachelor of arts in film from […]
Ayana Gray is a New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy author and a lover of all things monsters, mythos, and magic. Her most recent book is Beasts of Ruin. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she reads avidly, follows Formula One racing, and worries over the varying moods […]
Jessica Goodman is the New York Times bestselling author of young adult novels They Wish They Were Us, They’ll Never Catch Us, and The Counselors. She has held editorial roles at Entertainment Weekly, HuffPost, and Cosmopolitan, where she won a National Magazine Award in Personal Service. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia’s Graduate School […]
Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be […]
Tashie Bhuiyan is the author of Counting Down with You and a New Yorker through and through. She recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and hopes to change the world, one book at a time. She loves writing stories about girls with wild hearts, boys who wear rings, and gaining agency through growth. When […]