Gae Polisner is the award-winning author of The Pull of Gravity. She is a family law mediator by trade but a writer by calling. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two sons. When she’s not writing, she can be found in a pool or, in warmer weather, in her wet suit in the open waters of Long Island Sound. The Summer of Letting Go is her second novel for teen readers.
YVONNE PRINZ is the award-winning author of The Vinyl Princess and All You Get Is Me. A Canadian living in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is the cofounder of Amoeba Music, the world's largest independent music store.
William Ritter graduated from the University of Oregon. He currently teaches high school language arts, including reading and writing, mythology and heroes. He is a proud husband and father. When reading aloud, he always does the voices. Ghostly Echoes is his third novel.
Karen Rivers has written novels for adult, middle-grade, and young adult audiences. Her books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards and have been published in multiple languages. When she's not writing, reading, or visiting schools, she can usually be found hiking in the forest that flourishes behind her tiny, old house in Victoria, British Columbia, where she lives with her two kids, two dogs, two birds, and two fish.
Caring for her own young son, author Hollis Seamon spent years visiting a children’s hospital, fascinated and touched by the young people she met there, who remained teenagers no matter how ill they were. Somebody Up There Hates You is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Kinderhook, New York.
Adam Shaughnessy is an author and educator. He received his BA in English from Connecticut College and is currently pursuing his MA in children's literature from Hollins University. Adam lives in Waterford, Connecticut. The Unbelievable FIB series is his first for young readers.
Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.
Nova Ren Suma
Nova Ren Suma has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College, and has been awarded a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the author of Imaginary Girls, 17 & Gone, and The Walls Around Us.
The daughter of the late Barry Unsworth, Tania Unsworth spent her childhood in Cambridge, UK, before moving to America in her early twenties. She is the author of two previous novels for adult readers—The Seahorse and Before We Began. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons. Brightwood is her second book for young readers.