Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of New From Here, the Front Desk series, including Front Desk, Three Keys, and Room to Dream; Yes We Will, and young adult novels Parachutes and Private Label. Front Desk is Kelly’s award-winning middle grade debut novel about a 10 year old Chinese American immigrant […]

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is a Mexican American poet, novelist and painter. She’s most inspired by fog and seeds and the lineages of all things. When not writing, Raquel tells stories to her plants and they tell her stories back. She lives in Tennessee with her beloved family and mountains. Her first poetry collection was Dirt […]

Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar is the best-selling author of the novels Bombay Time, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, The Weight of Heaven, The World We Found and The Story Hour. She is also the author of the memoir, First Darling of the Morning, as well as children’s books Sugar In Milk and Binny’s Diwali. […]

Michael Tougias

Michael Tougias

Michael J. Tougias is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 30 books for adults and 7 for children and young adults. Among his bestsellers are The Finest Hours (Disney Motion Pictures’ version opened in 45 countries in January 2016), Fatal Forecast, Overboard, King Philip’s War, and There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse: […]

Natalia Sylvester

Natalia Sylvester

Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester came to the U.S. at age four, and grew up in Florida and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. She received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, is a faculty member of the low-residency MFA program at Regis University, and now works as a freelance […]

Vesper Stamper

Vesper Stamper

Born in Germany and raised in New York City, Vesper Stamper has been an illustrator for over 20 years and also writes and illustrates novels of historical fiction, including her newest novel, A Cloud of Outrageous Blue, about the Great Plague of 1348. Her debut illustrated YA novel, What the Night Sings, about the experience […]

Gilly Segal

Gilly Segal

Gilly Segal grew up in Florida, came of age in Israel, where she served in the IDF and graduated from Hebrew University, and finally decided to call Decatur, Georgia home. By day, she’s a lawyer for an advertising agency. By night, she is a caped crusader! No, just kidding (she wishes). Her real not-actually-secret identity […]

Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz is the creator and host of the number one-charting podcast Noble Blood, produced by iHeartRadio, in which she tells the lesser-known stories of royals throughout history. She is also the host of the iHeartRadio original podcast Haileywood, about Bruce Willis’s attempt to become a real-estate mogul in a small town in Idaho in […]

Laura Ruby

Laura Ruby

Laura Ruby writes fiction for adults, teens and children. She is the author of the Printz Medal Winning novel Bone Gap, as well as the novel Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, both National Book Award Finalists. Other works include the Edgar-nominated children’s mystery Lily’s Ghost, the ALA Quick Pick for teens Good Girls (2006), […]

Adiba Nelson

Adiba Nelson

Adiba Nelson is the woman who brings as much truth to power in her writing, as she does in her speaking. Having been referred to as “inspirational” on more than one occasion, Adiba shares her deepest secrets with her audience, at the same time giving them the courage to live their most authentic, purpose driven […]