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A self-published author by fourteen, Abigail is the author of The Anomaly of Ellen Chen and Weird Part: A Collection of Poems, both available on Amazon. Now fifteen, she is actively participating in the writing community and brainstorming her next project. Follow her on instagram: @abigaiilann
Hannah is an English student at UCLA, as well as a competitive ballroom dancer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, full-time klutz, and betta fish mom. She also has a blog she has dubbed "Just a Musing Student." She wrote We Pretend They're Fireworks because she has a deep passion for mental health and has had many experiences with the fictional events that take place in the book, including depression and sexual assault. For more information, you can connect with her on instagram: @littlehanbanan_
Actress, model, and all-around dream chaser Lariah was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She's always been business-minded and has expressed multiple goals that she would like to accomplish. Lariah's Big Dreams was inspired by a real-life event: Lariah went online to research how to start her own business and even input her aunt's phone number to receive information about starting a franchise! She's an optimistic, smart, and creative individual who enjoys science, reading, and Korean pop music. No matter what dream Lariah wants to explore, her "momager" does the most to make her happy. Please follow Lariah on her journey of chasing her dreams at www.lariahalexandria.com and check out her blog at www.accordingtolariah.com!
Meg finished writing her first novel at 15, and signed with her first agent at 16. Senior year, she was voted "Most Likely to Quietly Take Over The World." Her work has been published in journals including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, and CV2. She teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel Post-High School Reality Quest (2017), and the forthcoming poetry collection Drowning in the Floating World (2020). Find her online at www.megedenbooks.com or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal. Her future plans are to keep writing, particularly young adult and speculative novels, as well as teach and mentor young writers.
Magdalene G. Jones is the teen author of The Scarlet Archer and the Miss-Trilogy. She is the oldest of five siblings who are frequently threatened with the deaths of their favorite characters. She possesses the remarkable ability to trip over air and still land spectacularly on her face. She is socially awkward, has social anxiety, and is glad to have the title 'author' to reassure herself that normal is an insult. She travels the world, hoping to find the stories in sidewalk cracks and in skyscrapers. Check her out on Amazon and on her Instagram at @magdalene.g.jones
Millie is an adventurous homeschooler who published her first book, Honey Butter, at age thirteen. She loves sushi, zip lines, and just about all things yellow. Millie lives in a picturesque blue house in the woods with her parents and four siblings and a varying amount of cats and chickens. Whenever you need a good excuse not to clean your room, check out her interview on NPR’s WSIU or visit her website at millieflorence.com
Nina has been writing for pretty much all eighteen years of her life. She published her first novel, The Knowers, at age seventeen, and The Eminence a year later. Her short story "The Bug Whisperer" was featured in the Western New York Young Writers' Anthology when she was just ten. In addition to her own work, she has edited and formatted #MeToo, circa 1927 by Mary Carr and Untouchable by Michael J. Martineck. She currently studies Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. You can follow her on instagram at @the.knowers or check out her blog at teenagelexicon.blogspot.com
Mel Torrefranca is a high school YouTuber and author from Northern California. She releases her YA magical realism novel, LEAVING WISHVILLE, on February 8th of 2020. When she's not writing or stressing over homework, Mel enjoys music, badminton, and photography. She spends a majority of the night with a cup of peppermint tea, contemplating the value of human existence. Learn more about her novel at www.leavingwishville.com and connect with Mel on her website, YouTube channel, and Instagram @meltorrefranca
Bonnie Synclaire is a state-title award-winning writer and author of THE GENESIS FILES thriller series, published when she was 16 years old, and the upcoming BLUE VALLEY NIGHTS Young Adult realistic fiction series. She was featured in TribLive and Saturday Light Brigade's Youth Express Radio. The highly anticipated sequel to ROGUE, INCOGNITO, made the Top 100 New Release Chart on Lulu.com. Her thriller novellas are fast-paced and complex with twists you won't see coming and characters who aren't as they appear to be, and her realistic fiction novels are gripping and captivating that tackle forgotten social issues with honesty, raw emotion, and resilience. Bonnie is currently a high school senior and will attend Clarion University to study Professional/Technical Writing and Library Science. Follow her on instagram
@b.synclaire and check out her website
B. C. Hedlund is an emerging novelist and short story writer. She currently lives in Connecticut with her family, and is a busy high schooler and musician. She is fascinated with inspiration derived from the small things in life, and her work focuses on turning the ordinary into the unordinary. Her book, Cosigned to Oblivion, is available on Amazon.
Camila Arguello is a mindset and alignment coach who works with high performers and achievement junkies on making soul-aligned decisions by diving deep into what makes them thrive. Camila wrote the book "Swipeable: Avoid the 8 Mistakes Men Make on Dating Apps and Discover What Women Actually Want" while working on her senior thesis. Her mission is to help college and postgraduate students, as well as entrepreneurial women, pursue their business and personal passions while in school. A graduate of Linfield College, she holds a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in International Relations with a focus on the intersection of romance, technology, and politics. She is also certified in Success and Life coaching, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), TIME techniques, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), the Quantum Ripple Effect Methodology, and clinical hypnotherapy. You can laugh at her and/or connect with her on Instagram @camila_arri
A 17-year-old rising senior, Deborah is an accomplished writer, poet, education activist, and friend. She is intensely passionate about being a disrupter and catalytic force in the education system. Unleashing Your Innovative Genius: High School Redesigned is a "three-part advice book on the best ways to inspire creativity and jumpstart learning, all with the hope of education reform." She wrote this book because she is obsessed with helping people unlock their potential and realize just how powerful they are. You can connect with her and follow her journey on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Recently Michael got his master's in Urban Ministry and his hopes with writing is to use his words to inspire the youth. Writing has been a big part of his life since he was a junior in high school. Having freedom and creativity to build up worlds and stories with his pen and mind is beautiful to him. The genre Michael enjoys writing for is youth dystopian. His ultimate goal is to publish his works of fiction. Check in with him every week to read a new chapter of his story!
Josie is a 16-year-old novelist who enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen. She also hosts a podcast all about writing called "Write Night" with the belief that everyone should have access to good, funny writing advice. She lives in the mountains where, surprisingly, they do in fact have internet connection. She's already working to make her dream of being a successful author come true and hopes you'll go along on that journey with her. Click below to discover more about her.
McCaid Paul is 16 years old and lives on a farm in a rural community in Northwest Florida. In first grade, he learned to journal, which developed into a love of writing. His short story, "The Whispering Woods, was featured in the Teen Author anthology, Many Times, Many Ways. Buried Truths is his third novel. Check him out on his website at www.mccaidpaulbooks.com
Deborah Rose Green at seventeen published her first novel, Dragon Pearls, a fantasy adventure with dragons and elves and trolls and magic! She's currently working on a sequel which is a fantasy romance. Discover more about Deborah on YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Patreon, and authordeborahrose.wordpress.com/
Austin Davis is a poet and student activist currently studying creative writing at ASU. Austin is the author of The World Isn't the Size of Our Neighborhood Anymore, published by Weasel Press in March, 2020. You can find Austin on Instagram @austinwdavis1 and on Twitter @Austin_Davis17
Louise is a 12-year-old flutist, soccer player, cross country runner, and author of three chapter books in her Magic Charms book series. Through writing and speaking publicly about her journey as a young author, Louise hopes to inspire other young minds to read, write, and pursue their dreams. She has used her book sale proceeds to make donations to the non-profit organizations K9s for Warriors and MIRA USA. Learn more about Louise and her book series by visiting her website at louisemariemiller.com
A first-year Aerospace Engineering major at the University of Texas at Austin, Katie is the author of the two novels of the Colonized series. She wrote Colonized at fourteen and published it at sixteen; now, at eighteen, she published the sequel, Pioneered. Both are available on Amazon under the pen name Kimberly Tate. Katie has interned with NASA through the SEES program and currently shares her love for space as a Back to Space Student Ambassador. She is passionate about both STEM and writing and believes that they don't have to be mutually exclusive. You can connect with her on Instagram at @katie_mulry, LinkedIn, and on her blog at katiemulry.wixsite.com/website/
Ceitidh (Katie) is a self-proclaimed miscellaneous artist, who loves to explore all kinds of creative expression--writing, music, dance, drawing... the list goes on! Her first published work is a self-published chapbook, released onto Amazon in March 2020. Under 20 is a collection of nineteen of her favourite poems written in her youth--before her twentieth birthday, that is--and displays an optimistic view on life and death, joy and sadness, freedom and boredom, and the beauty of each moment. Ceitidh has recently started an instagram page under the name Asha Jude (@ashajude_) in order to share her creativity and ideas with the world.
Allegra Craver graduated from Syracuse University in 2020 with a degree in Television, Radio, and Film and a minor in English. She hopes to make a living as a screenwriter or a novelist, whichever comes first. Unraveling, her first novel, is available on Amazon. You can most likely find her at the beach with her family in New Jersey.
Originally from Montana, Charity Balyeat toured the United States at an early age playing in the Balyeat Family Band. Charity published her first book, Eleanor, in 2014 and immediately started writing a sequel. Her love of history and her constant research keep her in touch with everything she writes, as does the experience of the many cultures she visits. She has traveled to seven countries, including: Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, Japan Philippines, Iceland, and Ireland. She loves captivating her nephews and nieces with her storytelling. Charity also makes medieval films with her family and friends, for which she directs, sews costumes, writes script, and coaches children in acting skills. She loves and aspires to lead people to the exciting place of her imagination, instilling an eagerness for history and inspiring a deeper relationship with God.