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CRISTIN TERRILL is a young adult author and aspiring grown-up. She grew up semi-nomadic and graduated from Vassar College with a degree in drama. After getting her masters in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, she lived in London, Austin, Boston, and Washington, DC while working as a theatrical stage manager. Now she writes and leads creative writing workshops for DC-area kids and teens. All Our Yesterdays is her first novel.
AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a books review editor for TheLoopNY, and blogs at amaliehoward.com. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.
Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club Read. Look for WATERFELL from Harlequin TEEN coming Fall 2013, ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press coming Winter 2014, and THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry in Spring 2014.
CHERYL RAINFIELD says she has always written the books she needed as a teen, but could never find. She is the author of award-winning SCARS, a novel about a queer teen sexual abuse survivor who uses self-harm to cope; the award-winning HUNTED, a novel about a teen telepath in a world where any paranormal power is illegal; the forthcoming STAINED (Nov 2013), about a teen who is abducted and must rescue herself, and PARALLEL VISIONS, about a teen who sees visions of the future–but only when she has an asthma attack. Cheryl Rainfield is an incest and ritual abuse survivor, a feminist, and an avid reader and writer. She lives in Toronto with her little dog Petal.
Cheryl Rainfield has been said to write with “great empathy and compassion” (VOYA) and to write stories that “can, perhaps, save a life.” (CM Magazine) SLJ said of her work: “[readers] will be on the edge of their seats.”
BRIAN D. ANDERSON debuted as an indie author in fall 2012 with The Godling Chronicles, a multi-book young adult fantasy series from GMTAPublishing that sold 10,000 copies in just the first three months. The continued and growing success of his first three titles, Book One: The Sword of Truth and Book Two: Of God and Elves, and allowed Anderson to start writing full-time. He released Book Three: The Shadow of Gods, the third installment of his serieslast spring, and is already at work on the fourth and fifth novels.
Anderson was born in 1971 in the small town of Spanish Fort, Alabama and lived throughout thecoastal state also in Fairhope and Mobile during college, where he developed a love of fantasy He lived and worked in New York for years with his wife and son – who created the original concept for The Godling Chronicles – and the family is heading back down south for a beach life
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