Matteo L. Cerilli
Author of The Rogue’d Trilogy. Doodler of Lame Street Kids. Certified Disaster Boy.
AJ Celis was born in the Philippines and raised in the frozen land of Minnesota. Growing up, he turned his love for reading into writing. He spent years honing his craft and eventually found his passion writing books for children and young adults. Other than reading and writing, he enjoys photography, binge-watching TV, and eating food. He currently resides in Alabama.
Cole Imperi is a dual-certified thanatologist and one of America’s leading experts on death, dying and grief. As a writer and podcast host, she is enthusiastically changing the way we approach death and dying in the United States, and teaches how to live a brighter life by embracing the light of loss.
Nathaniel G. Moore
Nathaniel G. Moore is the author of three novels including Savage (Anvil Press, 2013) which won the 2014 ReLit Award for Best Novel. He currently lives in New Brunswick.
Pat Giles is a cartoonist with a long career in animation, on seven hit shows including MTV’s Daria and Disney’s Stanley, several award winning-web series and hundreds of commercials for major marketers like General Mills and Hasbro. Giles is currently working on an animated stage show, The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa. His new graphic novel “Greetings From Robot C.A.M.P.” is like Westworld for middle graders.
Ali Hunt lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include: Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.
Kathleen S Allen
Kathleen S. Allen is a young adult writer who writes YA gothic horror, YA fantasy, YA historical and YA contemporary.
Being brought up in an urban setting means not much scares her. She prefers dark to light, carries salt, a vial of dead man’s blood and one of holy water in her messenger bag, Mr. Pointy, a sonic screwdriver, a floral bonnet, a box of Twinkies, a wand made out of faerie dust and dragon’s blood, a bow and a quiver of arrows and a dog-eared copy of Frankenstein, She lives on coffee and words and the occasional cuppa.
Morgan K Smith
Morgan is a Bryn Mawr College student and novelist. Her short fiction has been published in the US and internationally, winning awards in national contests like the Faulkner Literary Competition. She currently works as an intern for a non-profit pushing for diversity in entertainment, which has reinvigorated her desire to write diverse stories. She has attended the Yale Writers’ Conference and the Kenyon Writers’ Conference among others.
Madelaine is the author of the dystopian novel, Quietus, and she wrote her mother’s life story in Cradling the Past, a Biography of Margaret Shaw. Cradling the Past was taken into Calgary’s Glenbow Museum as part of their permanent library collection. Madelaine has also published several short stories in various journals and anthologies.
Faye is a freelance writer and also writes a column for Black Press entitled “Auntie Says…”. She has several published articles in magazines such as Writer’s Digest and has won awards for her short stories. She’s currently working on her second novel with the third churning, burning, and brewing in recesses of her brain.