Kristina Springer (Miss Author in Action) is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, and the forthcoming JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS (fall 2011). She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her family. During the day, she is being thoroughly worked out and entertained by her four small children and in the evening you can find her at her favorite coffee shop working on her books. Her favorite things in life: her super smart/artsy engineer husband, her precious kiddos, lots and lots of coffee (current fave=dark chocolate mocha from Caribou), writing (of course!), reading loads of young adult books (and listening to audiobooks in the car), spin class, traveling, and watching cheesy lifetime movies, teen dramas, and reality tv (the various real housewives and Big Brother being her faves). She LOVES to chat so visit her at her Web site, http://www.kristinaspringer.com/ or follow her on Twitter, @TinaSpringer, or Facebook, www.facebook.com/KristinaSpringer
Deena Lipomi (Miss Subbing for Pubbing) writes both middle grade and young adult novels that run the gamut from historical paranormals to contemporary realistic books. When not working her day job as a young adult librarian (she tweets at @bmlkidsteens) or writing her novels, Deena can be found in step aerobics class, baking gluten-free recipes, traveling (especially to foreign and tropical places), and reading like crazy (anything she can get her hands on, including books to review for VOYA). She lives in
Emily Marshall (Miss Querlylicious) has wanted to write books for as long as she could remember. She just always thought she'd write non-fiction. When she realized she wasn't a celebrity, didn't have a platform, and wasn't particularly knowledgeable on any subject, she decided writing chick-lit for teens might be easy. Sadly, she was mistaken. Now she enjoys writing it so much, however, that she can't stop, and until she develops extensive knowledge on any one subject, she's going to continue. Emily is currently writing her third novel and looking for agents for her second novel: Don't Ask Ally. She lives in
Kate Fall (Miss Perfecting the Pages) started writing fiction in seventh grade, when her teacher read her funny story to the class and everyone laughed at the right parts. She got serious about writing MG and YA six years ago, writes short stories and novels, and is currently revising a science fiction novel. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, promotional writer, and manuscript (slush) reader. She lives in
Megg Jensen (Miss Enchanted ePubber), a former freelance parenting journalist who specialized in fascinating topics like baby poop, wrote her first masterpiece at the age of seven and continued spinning stories for the next *cough* years. Even though she grew up on an idyllic farm, she lives in the Chicago suburbs with her hubby, two kidlets, and their miniature schnauzer, Ace. Megg's novels include the Cloud Prophet Trilogy and The Swarm Trilogy. She's proud to be a co-founder of DarkSide Publishing, a member of SCBWI, and a natural redhead. You can visit her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog.