Hannah R. Goodman is a YA and NA author and the founder and editor of Sucker Literary, which features emerging YA authors. She works as a writing coach and college counselor and is currently completing a C.A.G.S. in Mental Health Counseling, and she earned an MFA from the Solstice Program at Pine Manor College. Find out more about her work hannahrgoodman.com or follower her on Twitter at @hannahrgoodman


Joshua David Bellin has been writing novels since the age of eight (though the first few were admittedly very short). His debut, the YA science fiction adventure SURVIVAL COLONY 9, was published in 2014, with the sequel, SCAVENGER OF SOULS, due out on August 23, 2016. Josh likes to read, watch monster movies, and take Nature hikes with his family in search of frogs and salamanders.

When Rosie David isn’t writing YA novels (most of which have kissing in them), she’s usually reading YA novels (most of which also have kissing in them). She wrote “Sealed with a Wish,” a magical rom-com, just for you, but don’t tell the other kids… They’d get jealous.

Jamie Beth Cohen is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently lives on the line between suburban and rural Lancaster County, PA. She is currently working on her first YA novel, which she could have sworn she finished two years ago. She is occasionally on Twitter @Jamie_Beth_S and you can read more about Jamie, and see videos of her recent story slam performances, at http://www.JamieBethCohen.com.

Laurel Houck writes to tell the stories that live in her, and have been since the age of six. Her work is spiced by adventure travel and includes a multi-genre approach for all ages. And–totally irrelevant to all but her–she is the world’s biggest fan of chocolate milkshakes!

Kathleen Ingraham is a 2011 graduate of the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College. She currently works as a Managing Editor for Allen Press, Inc. in Lawrence, KS. Her work has appeared in Sucker Literary Volume 2 and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Stephanie Keyes is the award-winning author of The Star Child series and The Boy In The Trees (Inkspell Publishing). She hails from Pittsburgh PA and is a full-time kid wrangler, latte drinker, and Whovian. She’s still searching for Hogwarts.

Laura Lascarso is the author of two YA novels, COUNTING BACKWARDS (2012) and RACING HEARTS (2015). She lives in North Florida with her darling husband, two children and a menagerie of animals. Follow her on Twitter @lauralascarso

Justine Manzano is a YA Fantasy Writer and the Operations Manager at Fantasy Works Publishing. Her debut novel, The Order of the Key, will be available for purchase in 2016. You can find her on twitter at @justine_manzano.

Kimberly Mitchell is pursuing writing and life in Northwest Arkansas. When she’s not writing and blogging, she’s cheering on the Razorbacks, playing soccer, and scheming ways to travel the world. Follow her on Twitter @KSMitch17 and check out her blog at kimberlymitchell.us for updates on all of the above.

Sydney Scrogham is fond of Nutella, tea, and encouraging people. She shares marketing, publishing, and entrepreneurial ideas on her email list you can sign up for here http://eepurl.com/biowLj. In 2015, Sydney’s debut book Chase released with a plan for a series with a happy ending. 

Dawne Webber is a writer and wannabe drummer. Due to her lack of coordination, she has put her drumming on hold to focus on writing. She is represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency. Her debut YA contemporary novel is currently on submission. She serves as the SCBWI-MI PAL (Published and Listed) Coordinator.

Thomas Wright is a writer of middle grade and young adult novels. His first book Ansburry Tales: The Redeemer was published in 2013. Book two of this five-part series is scheduled for release in 2016. Other completed projects include a YA novel, Catching Tomorrow due out in 2017, and a middle grade series entitled, The Adventures of Spikehead and Fred, with book one slated for publication in 2016.  He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wonderful family and far too many dogs.

Born in the US, Dina von Lowenkraft has lived on 4 continents, worked as a graphic
artist for television and as a consultant in the fashion industry. She
is the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Belgium, where she lives with her
husband, two children, three horses and a cat. Her debut YA Fantasy,
DRAGON FIRE, was a finalist in ForeWord Reviews’ 2013 Book of the Year
Award, in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Award and in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite


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