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Justine Manzano
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Never Say Never

The Order of the Key

The Skeleton Key

Justine Manzano is an editor, a geek, and an author of geeky YA fiction who makes her online home at www.justinemanzano.com, and her actual home in Bronx, NY, where she lives with her husband, son, and a cacophony of cats.

JUSTINE MANZANO

SPRING 2021

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Haleigh Wenger is a Young Adult author and avid romance reader. When not writing or reading, Haleigh is chasing her four young kids or baking cookies.

Find out more at: haleighwenger.com

HALEIGH WENGER

SUMMER 2021

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Alys Murray is a screenwriter and author from New Orleans, Louisiana. She believes in shooting stars, big breakfasts, and the idea that anyone can be a hero.

Find out more at: alysmurray.com

ALYS MURRAY

FALL 2021

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Amanda Pavlov started performing stand-up over a decade ago in her hometown of New Orleans. She believes in Science, kindness, and crossing the street to pet every dog she sees. 
Find out more at: 
www.amandapavlov.com

AMANDA PAVLOV

WINTER 2021

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Amelia Loken writes Young Adult Fantasy and Contemporary fiction, exploring the courage of women who forge bridges from the shards of old obstacles.

AMELIA LOKEN

WINTER 2022

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Nicole Bea is a technical writer, author, and Editor-in-Chief of eucalyptus & rose literary magazine from Eastern Canada who focuses on deep stories to dig into: books that include romance, honesty, hope, and self-discovery.

NICOLE BEA

SUMMER 2022

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Ann M. Miller is a Canadian writer and author of the Young Adult Fantasy Captured in Paint and the forthcoming Young Adult Romance A Heartbeat Away from You.

ANN M. MILLER

SUMMER 2022

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Lauri Starling is a LGBTQ+ romance and fantasy author who periodically blogs about her experiences growing up in a cult in the rural South.

LAURI STARLING

FALL 2022

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If it's historical and/or macabre, Lillah Lawson is writing about it!

LILLAH LAWSON

WINTER 2023

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Lara Buckheit writes about women with swords and men with devilish grins while living in Roanoke, VA with her fiancé, dog, and thirteen houseplants named after fictional characters.

Lara Buckheit

SPRING 2023

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Dorothy Deene has worked a number of years for the SCV Gazette where she wrote a weekly column.  She also worked as an assistant director for Meridian Theatre in Los Angeles. Her and her daughter were on a talent based reality show that centered around a group of talented teens and their parents and of which inspired her to write her debut, The Gravity of Lies.

Dorothy Deene

SUMMER 2023

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Jenna is a historical and fantasy women's fiction writer and freelance editor by the moonlight and a teacher and mom in the sunlight.

Jenna Mandarino

SUMMER 2023

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Lauren Emily Whalen, author of TAKE HER DOWN and other writing for teens, adults and everyone, lives in Chicago with her cat, Rosaline, and an apartment full of books.

Lauren Emily Whalen

WINTER 2024