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 jennyperinovic.com and thegreatnovelingadventure.com. 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 http://www.jodimeadows.com
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 justinaireland.com.
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 lindsaysmith.net 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 AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, 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 YASeriesInsiders.com, 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.