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  • Derek Murphy is a book cover designer turned author, and writes YA fantasy instead of the PhD thesis on Milton he should be working on. Besides working on his own books, he's started a dozen sites with tools to help indie authors publish and market their books, and is committed to helping authors connect with new readers. He currently lives in Taiwan, but will be in Europe this fall, renting a castle for Nanowrimo.
  • Jillian is a freelance writer who regularly writes for CreativInfluence. She studied English Literature in college, and is currently keeping herself busy by writing, walking around, reading books for fun, and playing a lot of video games. She loves speculative fiction and J.G. Ballard.
  • L. R. W. Lee is the author of the Andy Smithson coming-of-age, epic fantasy series--Book one is available for free download on Amazon. She writes to teach her readers principles that can transform their lives – overcoming frustration, impatience, fear and more. She also shows why responsibility, diligence and dignity are the keys to true success in life. L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband. Find her at
  • David R. Bernstein is a young adult, sci-fi author. The first book in the Influence series is available on Amazon now.
  • "Aspiring author; blogger; music enthusiast, movie addict." Me describing me. I rarely come across a book that I do not like, but when I do, I am still fair. "I'm the lead character in my own story." I read, blog, write stories/books. My fave. Genres: Pretty much everything, unless stated otherwise.
  • Wildenstein is a YA and NA writer who loves pretty words and absorbing storylines. She has won several awards for her contemporary mystery, THE MASTERPIECERS, and for her coming of age story, GHOSTBOY, CHAMELEON & THE DUKE OF GRAFFITI.
  • Azalea Dabill grew up in the California hills, building forts in the oaks. She remembers the fuzzy sweet smell of acorns and moss, the perfume of lupines and golden poppies, the night-song of crickets, and daytime adventures. Home schooled, she read fantasy and adventure to her siblings. Now she enjoys growing things, old bookstores, and hiking the wild. Not finding enough tales of adventure, romance, and mystery in the world, she writes Young Adult fantasy. Mythic fantasy spans worlds near and far. Upcoming books include legends of medieval stronghold lords, desert princes, and a stronghold daughter torn between. Author of the Chronicle books Falcon Heart, and Falcon Flight, and companion books. Enter a universe of daring deeds with touches of romance and mystery. Find your adventure! Azalea took writing for her Associate of Science and devoured how-to books from James Scott Bell to Sol Stein. A member of the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network, she holds an editing certificate from the American Copy Editors Society. Words hold so much power.
  • Ingrid Seymour is the author of IGNITE THE SHADOWS (HarperVoyager) She loves, loves, loves to write. She's a young and new adult author. She writes in a variety of genres including sci-fi, urban fantasy, and romance . She loves pizza and sushi, Sunkist and gum. She believes in vampires, witches, but not zombies (uh-uh, never!) She writes to loud music, daydreams constantly and spends too much time in twitter!! Find her there? ;)
  • Jen Minkman (1978) writes paranormal romance, dystopian fiction and poetry. She is from the Netherlands and self-publishes her work in English. Her works are available in paperback & digital format as well as audio. Jen was born in the Netherlands and lived in Austria, Belgium and the UK during her studies. She learned how to read at the age of three and has never stopped reading since. Her favourite books to read are (YA) paranormal/fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and romance, and this is reflected in the stories she writes. In her home country, she is a trade-published author of paranormal romance and chicklit. Across the border, she is a self-published author of poetry, paranormal romance and dystopian fiction. Her books are already available in English, Dutch, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and Afrikaans! She currently resides in The Hague where she works and lives with her husband and two noisy zebra finches.
  • Hey, y'all! I'm a southern gal and a writer of many things, from fantasy and sci-fi to my one true love, contemporary. I'm currently writing a YA romance. I read widely, though I'm on a realism kick (both contemporary and historical). I love talking all things books, both reading and writing. Ask me anything! Some of my recent favorites are Brown Girl Dreaming, Rooftoppers, Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets to the Universe, The Hunger Games trilogy, and More Happy than Not. Favorite classics include Jane Eyre, To Kill a Mockingbird, Their Eyes were Watching God, and The Bell Jar.
  • Self-Published Fantasy author, nerd, and binge eater of crepes.
  • YA author of the Shadowed Series, blogger, coffeeholic. Mother of two boys living in sunny southern California.
  • Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more! She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship. Visit her website,, to get books of Michelle's for FREE!
  • Growing up I wanted to be one of two things: A vet or a graphic designer. Okay, I wanted to be a singer too, but believe me when I say, I have not got a voice for singing. I did pass all my flute exam before I was thirteen though. But I never became a vet or a graphic designer. Oh well. I’ve been writing poetry since I was young, and devoured books at an alarming rate (still do today) and I thought, I wonder if I can do that, write a book? So I did. I wrote a book.
  • I am the Disabilities Services Coordinator at a community college in Colorado. I like finding a way to make things work for people and I love books. My favorite books are ones that challenge my thinking and that show me how others live. I love badass females and the underdog. I generally don't care for romance. My own novel and many of the books I read, deal with disenfranchised people: kids in foster care, the bullied, young people in the aftermath of trauma. I'm interested in learning and showing how someone overcomes adversity. I believe in the power of the small interaction.
  • 15 year old at heart, loves to read, write and watch all things YA. Proud indie author of Wilder: The Guardian Series :)

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