Author List

A LYNDEN ROLLAND’s YA novel, Of Breakable Things, debuted in 2014. The sequel will be released this summer. As a former high school English teacher, she enjoys visiting classrooms to discuss reading, writing, and publishing. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and young children.

AMI ALLEN-VATH is into books, yoga, and vacations. She’s the author of Liars and Losers Like Us. It releases March 2016 but can currently be pre-ordered via Amazon. You can follow Ami on Twitter, like her on Facebook, and/or check out her blog.

CINDY THOMAS is a YA and NA author. She lives in PA with her husband and three boys. When she’s not writing, she’s also a senior publicist and the manager of marketing at Spencer Hill Press. She is represented by Jessica Watterson of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

CORDELIA JENSEN was Poet Laureate of Perry County, PA in 2006 and 2007. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches creative writing in Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband and children.

DANIELLE ELLISON spent most of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s probably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so many different zip codes and jobs. She is the author of the YA duology, Salt and Storm, about a snarky teenage demon-hunting witch without any magic, and of The Boundless Trilogy, about a girl trying to navigate a dystopian society where every piece of information leads to more lies. The first book, Follow Me Through Darkness is out now, and the sequel Seek Me In Shadows, releases October 2015. When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably eating cookies, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now.Blog ~ Goodreads ~ Newsletter ~ Twitter ~ Website

DIANNE K. SALERNI is the author of the popular children’s Eighth Day fantasy series about a secret day of the week. Published by HarperCollins, the series so far includes The Eighth Day and The Inquisitor’s Mark, described by Kirkus as “an exciting blend of Arthurian legend and organized crime.” She has also published two YA historical novels, The Caged Graves (Clarion/HMH), a Junior Library Guild Selection and one of YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks, and We Hear the Dead (Sourcebooks), inspiration for a short film, The Spirit Game, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Dianne is a former elementary school teacher who retired from teaching to spend more time hanging around creepy cemeteries and climbing 2,000-year-old pyramids in the name of book research. Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Pinterest ~ Twitter ~ Website

EKATERINA SEDIA resides in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Her critically-acclaimed and award-nominated novels, The Secret History of Moscow, The Alchemy of Stone, The House of Discarded Dreams, and Heart of Iron, were published by Prime Books. Her short stories appeared in Analog, Baen’s Universe, Subterranean, and Clarkesworld, as well as numerous anthologies, including Haunted Legends and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She is also the editor of the anthologies Paper Cities (World Fantasy Award winner), Running with the Pack, Bewere the Night, and Bloody Fabulous as well as The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance and Wilful Impropriety. Her short-story collection, Moscow But Dreaming , was released by Prime Books in December 2012. Visit her website at or her fashion blog at

ELISA LUDWIG is the author of COIN HEIST and the PRETTY CROOKED trilogy When she’s not writing about teen heists and capers, she’s working as a freelance writer, and covering food topics for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives with her family outside of Philadelphia.

One of Narrative’s Best New Writers, EVAN ROSKOS’S fiction has appeared in Granta’s New Voices online feature, as well as in StoryQuarterly, The Hummingbird Review, and BestFiction. He earned an MFA from Rutgers University—Newark and teaches literature and writing courses for Rowan University and Rutgers University—Camden. His debut novel Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) has been optioned by Kreate Films producer Shona Tuckman. Evan lives in NJ with his wife and son.

Growing up, ISABEL BANDEIRA split her time between summers surrounded by castles and Celtic tombs in Portugal and the rest of the year hanging around the lakes and trees of South Jersey, which only fed her fairy-tale and nature obsessions. Even though she tones down her love of all things glittery when she’s engineering medical devices during the day, it all comes out in her writing. In her spare time, you’ll find her at the archery range or working on her jumps and spins at the rink. BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER (January, 2016) is her debut novel. (Photo Credit: Rachel McCalley)

JENNI FINK began her writing career with Buzzfeed and her own blog, Frankly Fink. This is her first book and she is currently working on her second story. She is 23 years old and currently lives in New Jersey. You can learn more about her on her website,
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JENNIFER R. HUBBARD is the author of three young-adult novels, including Try Not to Breathe, the story of a boy’s recovery from a suicide attempt. She lives in the Philadelphia area. Blog ~ Goodreads ~ Twitter ~ Website

JENNY ADAMS PERINOVIC has always loved books. By day, she works in a library, and by night, she writes YA fantasy, romance, and horror about brave girls, the boys who love them, and their battles against dark forces (also, kissing). She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010, where she wrote papers about monsters in medieval literature (yes, really!). She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and small menagerie. On twitter, she’s @JennyPerinovic. You can find her online at and Goodreads ~ Twitter ~ Website

JODI MEADOWS lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a cat, 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 forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen). Visit her at

JUSTINA IRELAND enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she’s still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. She is the author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows both currently available from Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. Her essay “Me, Some Random Guy, and the Army of Darkness” is forthcoming in The V-Word, an anthology of personal essays by women about having sex for the first time, published by Beyond Words (S&S). You can find Justina on twitter as @tehawesomersace or visit her website

KATHRYN HOLMES grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, where she was an avid reader and an aspiring writer from an early age. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and piles upon piles of books. A graduate of The New School’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Kathryn works as a freelance dance journalist, among other writing gigs. The Distance Between Lost and Found is her debut novel.

KRISTI COOK is the author of more than a dozen books for adults and teens, ranging from historical and NASCAR romance to paranormal and contemporary young adult fiction (also writing as Kristi Astor and Kristina Cook). Since the publication of her first novel in 2004, her books (with Kensington/Zebra Books, Harlequin Books, and Simon & Schuster) have hit national bestseller lists, landed on bookseller association lists, and won awards, including the National Reader’s Choice Award. When she’s not writing a book or reading a book, she’s probably online somewhere, talking about a book. Kristina lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters, but in the summer months escapes with them to sunny Miami, where she lounges on the beach and teaches creative writing classes at Miami-Dade College.

LINDSAY SMITH is the author of the YA historical paranormal thrillers Sekret and Skandal, and the forthcoming YA fantasy Dreamstrider. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and dog, where she writes on foreign affairs. You can visit her at to learn more about her books and her adventures in gaming.

MARCYKATE CONNOLLY is a writer and nonprofit administrator living in New England with her husband and pugs. She’s a coffee addict and voracious reader. Monstrous is her first novel.

Born in Prague, MARTINA BOONE spoke several languages before she learned English after moving to the U.S. She has never fallen out of love with words, fairy tale settings, or characters who have to find themselves. The founder of, a Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, Matina also runs the First Five Pages Workshops for writers getting ready to submit their manuscripts to agents. She’s also the founding member for, a blog dedicated to promoting literacy and love of reading by connecting fans from various fandoms with authors and great new series books.

RACHEL SHANE studied Creative Writing at Syracuse University and now works in digital publishing at in New York City. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, young daughter, and a basement full of books. ALICE IN WONDERLAND HIGH is her first novel.

ROBIN CONSTANTINE is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved south so she could wear flip-flops year round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, eventually, but not without a lot of peril, angst, and the occasional kissing scene. When she’s not writing she enjoys movies, days at the beach and road trips.

SARAH GLENN MARSH is the author of the forthcoming YA historical fantasy Fear the Drowning Deep (available September 2016 from Sky Pony Press). An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she’s been making up words and worlds ever since. She lives in Virginia with her husband, four rescued greyhounds, and some pretty fish. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found antiquing, painting with watercolors, or playing board and video games. Come say hi to her at:

TRISHA LEAVER lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather irreverent black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes Young Adult Contemporary fiction, Psychological Horror and Science Fiction and is published with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn and Merit Press.

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