We are a group of Young Adult fiction authors debuting in 2012. Come, look at our pretty mugs!
|ANNE GREENWOOD BROWN|
I am a Minnesota author, writing about mermaid assassins on Lake Superior. My debut YA series begins with LIES BENEATH, coming in the summer of 2012 from Random House/Delacorte. Besides writing and reading YA literature, I love all things Irish, romantic movies, beef stroganoff, and Nutella.
Gina Damico grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked her interest in wildly improbably bloodshed. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker, and breadmonger. She lives in New York City with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.
Jill was born and raised in Iowa. As a child, she loved paper dolls, Archie comics, and writing. In her adolescent years, she wrote emo poetry and produced paper zines that she sold for $1 in local comic book and record stores.
Having earned her BA in English from the University of Northern Iowa and her MA in Literature from Iowa State University, she now teaches high school and community college courses in the Des Moines area. She lives with her husband and young daughter.
Jill spends her free time collecting cool gear for her blood elf paladin, watching Veronica Mars, and listening to angry grrl music.
SLIDE, her debut novel, will be released from Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins in 2012.*
Suzanne Lazear occupies a small corner of the west coast where she lives with the hubby, the tot, a hermit crab, and two chickens. She’s chief mayhem officer at the steampunk blog Steamed! and sometimes a Geekmom. She plays with swords, runs with bustles, and is hardly ever described as normal.
EVE MARIE MONT
Eve Marie Mont is the author of the forthcoming YA novel, A Breath of Eyre (Kensington/KTeen April 2012), the first in a trilogy about the book-traveling Emma Townsend. When not writing, Eve can usually be found reading all the YA books she can get her hands on, watching the Phillies, or daydreaming about Austen and Brontë heroes. She teaches English and creative writing in the Philadelphia suburbs, where she lives with her husband and 14-year-old shelter pup.
Kathleen spent most of her teen years crushing on authors and writing really bad short stories about vampires (this isn't false modesty-the stories were pretty awful). She put her writing dreams on hold while attending college, but tripped over them when office life started leaving her with an aversion to blazers and an allergy to cubicles. HEMLOCK, book one in a trilogy, is her first novel.
I’m a YA writer, reader and advocate of school and public libraries. AURACLE, my debut novel, will be published by Roaring Brook Press. My literary agent is Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger, Inc.*