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Courtney Alameda

Courtney Alameda is a veteran bookseller and librarian. SHUTTER is her YA debut.

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Ronni Arno

Ronni divides her time between New Jersey and Maine where she stalks her kids for story ideas, kayaks and eats chocolate...not usually at the same time. RENEE REINVENTED is her debut novel.

http://www.ronniarno.com

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Sarah Aronson

Sarah Aronson, author of HEAD CASE (Yalsa Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, 2008), BEYOND LUCKY and BELIEVE lives in Illinois

www.saraharonson.com

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Kate Bassett

Kate Bassett is the editor of her small town’s paper, Harbor Light News. WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS is her YA debut.

http://www.katebassettbooks.com

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Julie Bayless

Julie Bayless is an author and illustrator of picture books.

http://www.juliebayless.com

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Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell is Assistant Children’s Books Buyer at Foyles Bookshop in London, one of the world’s biggest bookstores. She lives in London, and IVY SPARROW is her debut novel.

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Romily Bernard

Romily Bernard lives in Atlanta and works in corporate law. FIND ME is her YA debut.  www.romilybernard.com

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Julie Bertagna

Julie Bertagna is the acclaimed author of several novels for children and young adults, but best known for her dystopian EXODUS trilogy.  Described as ‘a miracle of a novel . . . a book you will remember for the rest of your life’ (Guardian), EXODUS was shortlisted for the UK’s Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year. Julie lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

www.juliebertagna.com

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Martha Brockenbrough

Martha Brockenbrough is the author of DEVINE INTERVENTION. She lives in Seattle with her family.

http://marthabrockenbrough.com/

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Tami Lewis Brown

Tami Lewis Brown, author of THE MAP OF ME, left a career as a trial lawyer to earn an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College.

www.tamilewisbrown.com

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Caroline Carlson

Caroline Carlson has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is Assistant Children’s & YA Literature Editor at Hunger Mountain, the VCFA journal of the arts. She is also a published poet (for adults) and has won several awards for her work. She lives with her husband in Pittsburgh, PA.

http://carolinecarlsonbooks.com

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Sarwat Chadda

Sarwat Chadda is author of block-busting DEVIL’S KISS, a B&N Top 20 YA novel of 2009, DARK GODDESS, and the ASH MISTRY series set in India. A Londoner, he looks at the world from both East and West.

www.sarwatchadda.com

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Gina Ciocca

Gina Ciocca lives in Georgia with her husband and son. LAST YEAR’S MISTAKE is her debut novel. 

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Marina Cohen

Marina Cohen is an elementary school teacher and the author of several novels in Canada. INN BETWEEN is her U.S. debut.

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Winifred Conkling

Winifred Conkling is the author of many non-fiction titles for adults, but SYLVIA AND AKI is her debut for young readers. She lives in Northern Virginia and is currently studying for an MFA in children’s/YA writing.

http://www.winifredconkling.com/

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Donna Cooner

Donna Cooner is Director of the School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation at Colorado State University. SKINNY is her debut novel. 

www.donnacooner.com

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Elle Cosimano

Elle Cosimano set aside a successful real-estate career to write. NEARLY GONE is her debut novel and she lives with her family in the Washington DC area.

www.ellecosimano.com

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Sue Cowing

Sue Cowing grew up in Galesburg, Illinois, but moved to Hawaii to study Chinese history and still lives in Honolulu. YOU WILL CALL ME DROG is her debut novel.

www.suecowing.com

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Alison DeCamp

Alison DeCamp lives in Northern Michigan with her family and dogs. She was previously a teacher, but is now a full-time writer. MY NEAR DEATH ADVENTURES (99% TRUE!) is her debut novel.

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Alexandra Diaz

Alexandra Diaz currently lives in New Mexico, but has also lived in the UK and other parts of the USA. OF ALL THE STUPID THINGS is her first novel; her one-act plays have been performed in Britain and the US.

www.alexandra-diaz.com

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Lindsay Eagar

Lindsay Eagar lives in the mountains of Utah with her young daughter. She has a degree in English and is working towards a second in History. HOUR OF THE BEES is her debut novel.

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Ashley Elston

Ashley Elston, the daughter of an attorney, grew up surrounded by talk of court cases and the law, and this inspired her debut novel, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING. She lives in Shreveport, Louisiana with her family. http://ashleyelston.com

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Erin Fletcher

Erin Fletcher lives in North Carolina. WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME is her debut YA novel.

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Ryan Gebhart

Ryan Gebhart is the author of THERE WILL BE BEARS. He lives in Ohio.

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Harriet Goodwin

Harriet Goodwin is a professional singer, has four children, and lives in a remote English village. THE BOY WHO FELL DOWN EXIT 43, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the UK’s 2010 Blue Peter Book Awards as well as many of regional awards.

www.harrietgoodwinbooks.com

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Shannon Grogan

Shannon Grogan is a kindergarten teacher, writer and illustrator. She lives with her family and Chihuahua in a tiny logging town in Western Washington state. FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU is her debut novel.

http://shannongrogan.com

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Teresa Harris

Teresa lives in New Jersey. Her debut picturebook, SUMMER JACKSON: GROWN UP,was published in 2011, and her debut middle-grade novel, THE PERFECT PLACE, publishes in 2014. 

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Jill Hathaway

Jill Hathaway grew up in Iowa and lives in the Des Moines area with her family where she is a high-school English teacher.

http://jillscribbles.blogspot.com/

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Kat Helgeson

Kat Helgeson is a social media specialist in Lombard, IL. YOUR MACHINE ANATOMY is her debut young adult novel, co-authored with Hannah Moskowitz.

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Amy Holder

Amy Holder’s sizzling and hilarious debut novel, THE LIPSTICK LAWS (Houghton Mifflin, April 2011), marks the arrival of a bright new talent in contemporary YA fiction. She lives in Pennsylvania.

www.amyholder.com

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Elissa Hoole

Elissa Hoole lives with her family in Minnesota and her YA debut, KISS THE MORNING STAR (chosen for the Rainbow Booklist at ALA 2013), grew from a road trip she made out West.

www.elissajhoole.com

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Jessie Humphries

Jessie Humphries’ debut novel KILLING RUBY ROSE will be published as an Amazon Kindle Serial in Spring 2014 and in print in Fall 2014. Jessie lives with her family in Las Vegas.

www.jessiehumphries.com

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Rahul Kanakia

Rahul Kanakia is studying for his M.F.A. in fiction writing at Johns Hopkins University. ENTER TITLE HERE is his debut young adult novel.

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Dawn Kurtagich

Dawn Kurtagich is a writer of creepy, spooky and psychologically sinister YA fiction.

http://www.dawnkurtagich.com

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Lindsey Leavitt

Lindsey Leavitt is the author of the middle-grade series PRINCESS FOR HIRE and YA novel SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD. She lives in Las Vegas.

www.lindseyleavitt.com

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Catherine Linka

Catherine Linka is a highly experienced children’s bookseller based in La Canada, California. In 2009 she was awarded the Glenn Goldman scholarship for booksellers from SCIBA. 

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Jon Mayhew

Jon Mayhew lives in an ancient part of northern England, which helped to inspire his debut novel, MORTLOCK. A teacher for 20 years, he also loves music and running.

http://pages.bloomsbury.com/jon-mayhew/

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Cori McCarthy

Cori McCarthy has an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her second novel, BREAKING SKY, will be out from Sourcebooks Fire in March 2015.

www.corimccarthy.com

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Dawn Metcalf

Author of several YA novels, including INVISIBLE. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

http://www.dawnmetcalf.com

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Wendy Mills

Wendy Mills lives with her family on the tropical island of Bokeelia, off the south-west coast of Florida where she spends her time writing and dodging hurricanes.  POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL is her debut YA novel.

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Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda studied at M.I.T. and won awards for research in bioengineering before becoming a high-school science teacher. She lives in North Carolina with her young family, volunteering as an M.I.T. Educational Counselor.

www.meganmiranda.com

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Michelle Modesto

Michelle Modesto lives in North Carolina with her two children and a couple of bed-hogging bull mastiffs. MACHINE AND THE WILD is her debut novel.

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Hannah Moskowitz

Hannah Moskowitz is a veteran YA and Middle-Grade author. She studies at the University of Maryland. 

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Annemarie O'Brien

Annemarie O’Brien has an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches writing courses at UC Berkeley and Stanford and edits children’s books for Room to Read. Having lived and worked in Russia for many years, she is now an adviser for Eurasia Strategy & Communications.

www.annemarieobrienauthor.com

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CJ Omololu

CJ Omololu majored in English at U.C. Santa Barbara. Her latest YA novel TRANSCENDENCE was released in June of 2012.

www.cynjay.blogspot.com
www.cjomololu.com

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Natalie C. Parker

Natalie C. Parker works in Higher Education and lives in Lawrence, Kansas. BEWARE THE WILD is her debut novel.

http://nataliecparker.com/

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Valerie Patterson

Valerie Patterson lives in Leesburg, Virginia. Han Nolan, National Book Award winner, says of Val’s debut novel THE OTHER SIDE OF BLUE: ‘So beautifully written each word seems to shimmer.’

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Gavin Puckett

Gavin Puckett lives in Wales with his wife and young son. MURRAY THE HORSE was the UK winner of the Greenhouse Funny Prize 2013.  It is Gavin’s first book.

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Jeyn Roberts

Jeyn Roberts grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is a former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier and tree planter. DARK INSIDE is her thrilling debut novel.

www.jeynroberts.co.uk

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Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Erica Scheidt lives in San Francisco and works for a non-profit, also serving on the board of directors of ISIS, a non-profit focusing on sex education. She has an MA in Creative Writing and volunteers at 826 Valencia.  USES FOR BOYS is her debut novel.

www.ericalorraine.com

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Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman is a musician and freelance writer. She lives in New York City and the I HEART BAND series is her debut work for children.

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Tess Sharpe

Tess Sharpe is a professional baker. FAR FROM YOU is her debut novel, and she lives, writes and bakes in California, near the Oregon border.

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Tricia Springstubb

Tricia Springstubb’s WHAT HAPPENED ON FOX STREET achieved three starred reviews (Horn Book, ALA Booklist, Kirkus Reviews) by publication. Tricia is an experienced writer in residence in schools and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

www.triciaspringstubb.com

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Chana Stiefel

Chana Stiefel is a veteran children’s book author. DADDY DEPOT is her debut picture book.

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Shawn Stout

Shawn Stout lives in Maryland and writes wonderfully quirky, funny and charming young fiction. PENELOPE CRUMB launched with Philomel in 2012, while her FIONA FINKELSTEIN mini-series is published by Aladdin/Simon & Schuster. 

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Laura Tims

Laura Tims is an undergraduate in Creative Writing at Goucher College, Maryland. She is originally from Freeport, Maine. PLEASE DON’T TELL is her debut novel.

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Talia Vance

Talia Vance is a practicing litigation attorney who lives in Northern California with her family. Before law school, she worked as a freelance writer, drafting scripts for corporate training films, and also as a horse trainer. 

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Vin Vogel

Vin Vogel is a veteran illustrator and character designer. THE THING ABOUT YETIS is his debut picture book.

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Tommy Wallach

Tommy Wallach is an author and singer-songwriter. WE ALL LOOKED UP is his YA debut.

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Sharon Biggs Waller

Sharon Biggs Waller is the author of A MAD, WICKED FOLLY. She lives on a farm in Indiana with her husband.

http://www.sharonbiggswaller.com

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Blythe Woolston

Blythe Woolston’s THE FREAK OBSERVER won YALSA’s 2011 William C. Morris Award for a debut YA novel. Her second book, CATCH AND RELEASE, publishes in February 2012. She lives in Montana with her family.

http://blythewoolston.blogspot.com

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Kat Yeh

Kate Yeh lives in Long Island, NY. THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINKIE PIE is her first middle grade novel, which will publish with Little, Brown in 2014.

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Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna Yovanoff is the author of THE REPLACEMENT (a New York Times bestseller) and THE SPACE BETWEEN, both critically acclaimed.  She lives in Denver, Colorado.

www.merryfates.com

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