I write YA Fantasy and am in love with all things SpecFic. Stories that combine speculative elements with lyrical prose blow my mind. Hello, Maggie Stiefvater, Laini Taylor, and Leigh Bardugo, I’m looking at you.
I'm a dog lover and have two fur babies, Zeke and Ollie. Coffee fuels my soul--chocolate soothes it. I hate the cold (read: New England winters), but holy crap do I love ALL THINGS Christmas. I love wine and martinis. I’m an audiobook addict, enthusiastic sleeper, and lover of warm weather, socks, and cozy blankets. Say hello on Twitter! @CherylAHam
Fantasy books kindled my love for reading, which fostered my passion for writing. I write YA sci-fi and fantasy, but can't seem to stop the possible book ideas for contemporaries and historical romances. If I'm watching TV, it's most likely Sherlock, Elementary, Survivor Man, or Diners, Drive-in, and Dives. There's got to be something about those choices, I just can't figure out what. I love smiling, laughing, and making no sense whatsoever. Cherry Coke and tater tots are my addictions, and I am always reading a book. Catch up with me on Twitter @DianeBohannan.
I write middle grade novels, and more often than not, something furry or fantastical works its way into way into my pages. I’ve been crazy for middle grade since those early reading years, when books like To Kill a Mockingbird and Julie of the Wolves delivered whole new worlds right to my cozy reading couch. Books like Ender's Game, Watership Down, and the ghost stories of Mary Downing Hahn and Betty Ren Wright were like rocket fuel to my imagination and made me want to write! I’m currently represented by the amazing Danielle M. Smith of Foreword Literary and trying to make my publishing dreams a reality. I’m also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Chat with me on Twitter! @rinaheisel
In a nutshell: I'm a YA writer, book nerd, Southern girl, and Nerdfighter. Crazy-stupid love makes my heart go pitter-patter, and country music makes me swoon like you wouldn't believe. Mash 'em together, and you'll have most of my books.
If you like rambling thoughts, crazy kiddo stories, and the occasional writing-related tweet, you can find me on Twitter @MichelleA_Smith.
My non-stop imagination concerned family and friends until I began jotting down my made-up worlds, added some pretend friends and called myself a writer. I read a vast variety of genres but for creating, I lean toward science fiction and fantasy for MG/YA.
I’m a member of the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators aka ScaBeeWee. My writing heroes include JK Rowling, Dan Brown, Sidney Sheldon, Robin Cook, Beth Revis, James Patterson, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and Stephen King. I also find inspiration from movies and television. If you look up sci-fi geek, you just might see my picture.
Truthfully, I’m awkward on Twitter, but am trying to get better. If the occasional incoherent rambling doesn’t bother you, please follow me @MarlanaAntifit