Nicole Tone   Without Benefits Secrets of the High Priestess  Lake Effect Forbidden Fruit  (2019)     Nicole has her BA in Creative Writing & Literatures and her MFA in Writing. While a lover of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, she’s found she’s best at tackling the hard topics and loves exploring them in new ways. While much of her time is spent working on building up her fellow authors, and editing their books, she still sneaks in time to work on books of her own. Previous publishing credits include Hello Giggles, xoJane, Heels Down Magazine, and Brit + Co. She lives outside of Buffalo, NY, with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.   Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website  |  Instagram

Nicole Tone
Without Benefits
Secrets of the High Priestess
Lake Effect
Forbidden Fruit
(2019)

Nicole has her BA in Creative Writing & Literatures and her MFA in Writing. While a lover of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, she’s found she’s best at tackling the hard topics and loves exploring them in new ways. While much of her time is spent working on building up her fellow authors, and editing their books, she still sneaks in time to work on books of her own. Previous publishing credits include Hello Giggles, xoJane, Heels Down Magazine, and Brit + Co. She lives outside of Buffalo, NY, with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.

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Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D.   The Magic of Happiness  (2019)    Sophia is an American by choice, a psychologist by training, and Ukrainian, Jewish and Roma by blood. For education, she traveled to the US at 18 –– alone, penniless and barely speaking English –– and ended up graduating from Bryn Mawr, an all-women’s liberal arts college. With a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, she became an expert in terrorism and radicalization, consulting government agencies, publishing research articles and non-fiction books, and teaching psychology at UPenn. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her three children, a dog and a cat.   Twitter  |  Website

Sophia Moskalenko, Ph.D.
The Magic of Happiness (2019)

Sophia is an American by choice, a psychologist by training, and Ukrainian, Jewish and Roma by blood. For education, she traveled to the US at 18 –– alone, penniless and barely speaking English –– and ended up graduating from Bryn Mawr, an all-women’s liberal arts college. With a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, she became an expert in terrorism and radicalization, consulting government agencies, publishing research articles and non-fiction books, and teaching psychology at UPenn. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her three children, a dog and a cat.

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Chris Bedell   I Know Where the Bodies Are Buried  (2019)  Chris Bedell has a BA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His previous publishing credits include Thought Catalog, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Entropy Magazine, and Chicago Literati, among others. Chris’s debut YA Fantasy novel IN THE NAME OF MAGIC was published by NineStar Press in 2018.   Twitter  |  Instagram

Chris Bedell
I Know Where the Bodies Are Buried (2019)

Chris Bedell has a BA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His previous publishing credits include Thought Catalog, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Entropy Magazine, and Chicago Literati, among others. Chris’s debut YA Fantasy novel IN THE NAME OF MAGIC was published by NineStar Press in 2018.

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Autumn Lindsey   Remaining Aileen  (2019)  Autumn lives with her husband and three kids in a deep, dark, magical forest in Northern California. Fluent in typo and fueled by caffeine, she writes Women's Fiction with characters that bite.  She is also the founder of  Writer Moms Inc , a community for moms who write.    Website  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Autumn Lindsey
Remaining Aileen (2019)

Autumn lives with her husband and three kids in a deep, dark, magical forest in Northern California. Fluent in typo and fueled by caffeine, she writes Women's Fiction with characters that bite.

She is also the founder of Writer Moms Inc, a community for moms who write.

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Alese Gwinn   Lying in Love  (2019)  Alese recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and also has a Psychology Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She won an honorable mention for the Jane Candia Coleman Award in Fiction in 2017 and 2018, as well as first place for the Ellie Wymard Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2018. Alese won first place in the Holl & Lane Magazine’s Heart & Soul Book Awards in fiction for her forthcoming novel,  Exposed.   When she isn't writing, you can catch her reading romance novels, listening to music, or dancing with her niece and nephews.   Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Website

Alese Gwinn
Lying in Love (2019)

Alese recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and also has a Psychology Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She won an honorable mention for the Jane Candia Coleman Award in Fiction in 2017 and 2018, as well as first place for the Ellie Wymard Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2018. Alese won first place in the Holl & Lane Magazine’s Heart & Soul Book Awards in fiction for her forthcoming novel, Exposed.

When she isn't writing, you can catch her reading romance novels, listening to music, or dancing with her niece and nephews.

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Nicole Rubino   The Witch City  (2019)  Ever since Nicole was old enough to pick up a pen, she began writing stories. She remembers fondly Roald Dahl’s  James and the Giant Peach  as the first book she read to take her on an adventure, and thus fell in love with writing fantasy. Her equal love for history propelled Nicole to delve further into the witch hunts throughout Europe and the witch trials in Salem, giving her the idea for her debut novel.  Nicole received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. (James Patterson went there!). She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband, son, and a dangerously overflowing bookshelf.   Website

Nicole Rubino
The Witch City (2019)

Ever since Nicole was old enough to pick up a pen, she began writing stories. She remembers fondly Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach as the first book she read to take her on an adventure, and thus fell in love with writing fantasy. Her equal love for history propelled Nicole to delve further into the witch hunts throughout Europe and the witch trials in Salem, giving her the idea for her debut novel.

Nicole received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. (James Patterson went there!). She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband, son, and a dangerously overflowing bookshelf.

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Marisa Noelle   The Shadow Keepers  (2019)   Marisa Noelle always has a story or two screaming to get out, but it wasn’t until she completed a few courses, including the acclaimed Curtis Brown Writing for Children, that she nabbed an agent here or there and her books began to get noticed. Her debut, a YA sci-fi, comes out with WritePlan publishing late next summer.  She has been long and short listed in a handful of competitions and was proud to be part of the UK WriteMentor program in its inception year. She lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.   Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Website

Marisa Noelle
The Shadow Keepers (2019)

Marisa Noelle always has a story or two screaming to get out, but it wasn’t until she completed a few courses, including the acclaimed Curtis Brown Writing for Children, that she nabbed an agent here or there and her books began to get noticed. Her debut, a YA sci-fi, comes out with WritePlan publishing late next summer.

She has been long and short listed in a handful of competitions and was proud to be part of the UK WriteMentor program in its inception year. She lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.

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Ashley Jean Granillo   The Dove That Stayed  (2019)  Ashley Jean Granillo published her first book about a princess and a magical Christmas tree when she was five-years-old. Since then, her imagination has been unstoppable. Ashley Jean has her Master's and Bachelor's in Creative Writing from California State University Northridge. Her debut novel,  Love from the Barricade,  received first place in the category of Chick Lit from The Pencraft Awards 2018. Outside of writing, Ashley Jean enjoys playing her Squire Bullet Stratocaster and working as a professor at College of the Canyons.   Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Website

Ashley Jean Granillo
The Dove That Stayed (2019)

Ashley Jean Granillo published her first book about a princess and a magical Christmas tree when she was five-years-old. Since then, her imagination has been unstoppable. Ashley Jean has her Master's and Bachelor's in Creative Writing from California State University Northridge. Her debut novel, Love from the Barricade, received first place in the category of Chick Lit from The Pencraft Awards 2018.
Outside of writing, Ashley Jean enjoys playing her Squire Bullet Stratocaster and working as a professor at College of the Canyons.

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Karen Hugg   The Forgetting Flower  (2019)  Karen Hugg writes literary mysteries inspired by plants. Her stories are set in worlds where plants, real or imagined, affect people in strange new ways. Born and raised in Chicago, she moved to Seattle and worked as an editor before becoming an ornamental horticulturalist. She earned her MFA from Goddard College and has been published in various journals and websites. When not writing, she digs in the dirt. When not digging in the dirt, she hangs out with her husband, three children, and four pets. When not doing any of those things, she sits outside and stares at the sky.   Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Website  |  Pinterest

Karen Hugg
The Forgetting Flower (2019)

Karen Hugg writes literary mysteries inspired by plants. Her stories are set in worlds where plants, real or imagined, affect people in strange new ways. Born and raised in Chicago, she moved to Seattle and worked as an editor before becoming an ornamental horticulturalist. She earned her MFA from Goddard College and has been published in various journals and websites. When not writing, she digs in the dirt. When not digging in the dirt, she hangs out with her husband, three children, and four pets. When not doing any of those things, she sits outside and stares at the sky.

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Amanda McHugh   Like Monsters of the Deep  (2019)   Amanda McHugh is a writer and former English teacher from upstate NY. She received her MA in English from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and her BA in English Education from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.  From a young age, Amanda found inspiration from the horror genre, and her works frequently explore the unknown, psychological, and the unexplained. Her work has appeared in Zimbell House Publishing and The Mark Literary Review.  When she’s not writing, Amanda can be found with several iced coffees planning adventures with her family.   Twitter  |  Instagram

Amanda McHugh
Like Monsters of the Deep (2019)

Amanda McHugh is a writer and former English teacher from upstate NY. She received her MA in English from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and her BA in English Education from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.

From a young age, Amanda found inspiration from the horror genre, and her works frequently explore the unknown, psychological, and the unexplained. Her work has appeared in Zimbell House Publishing and The Mark Literary Review.

When she’s not writing, Amanda can be found with several iced coffees planning adventures with her family.

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Kassandra Flamouri   A Garden of Light and Shadow  (2020)  Kassandra Flamouri's storytelling career began at the age of three with "Squirm The Worm," which was warmly received by an audience of assorted beetles in rural New Jersey (yes, there is a rural New Jersey). She went on to study music composition and ethnomusicology at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. Now, as an exam prep and college admissions tutor, she has time to devote to her first love, writing. Her work has appeared online and in print in such venues as Timeless Tales Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, and more. Kassandra currently resides in Pennsylvania with a very sweet and loving man, a sweet but excitable cattle dog, and an only intermittently sweet, mostly grumpy cat.    Website  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Goodreads

Kassandra Flamouri
A Garden of Light and Shadow (2020)

Kassandra Flamouri's storytelling career began at the age of three with "Squirm The Worm," which was warmly received by an audience of assorted beetles in rural New Jersey (yes, there is a rural New Jersey). She went on to study music composition and ethnomusicology at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. Now, as an exam prep and college admissions tutor, she has time to devote to her first love, writing. Her work has appeared online and in print in such venues as Timeless Tales Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, and more. Kassandra currently resides in Pennsylvania with a very sweet and loving man, a sweet but excitable cattle dog, and an only intermittently sweet, mostly grumpy cat.

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Nick Mancuso   Fever  (2019)  Nick Mancuso is a writer and essayist based in New England. His essays and short stories have appeared in  Foliate Oak Literary Magazine ,  The Literary Nest ,  Quail Bell Literary Magazine ,  Spry Literary Journal, the Anthropoid Collective,   the   Garbanzo Literary Journal, Gravel,  and  The Huffington Post . He is presently at work on a variety of short fiction, essays, and a novel.  Nick holds a double Bachelor of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies, and Politics and Law from Bryant University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. He presently lives on the rocky coast of southern Maine with his wife and dog.   Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Website

Nick Mancuso
Fever (2019)

Nick Mancuso is a writer and essayist based in New England. His essays and short stories have appeared in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Literary Nest, Quail Bell Literary Magazine, Spry Literary Journal, the Anthropoid Collective, the Garbanzo Literary Journal, Gravel, and The Huffington Post. He is presently at work on a variety of short fiction, essays, and a novel.

Nick holds a double Bachelor of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies, and Politics and Law from Bryant University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. He presently lives on the rocky coast of southern Maine with his wife and dog.

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M. Dalto   Lady Mutiny  (2019)  M. Dalto is a Young Adult and New Adult author of adventurous romantic fantasy stories. Her bestselling debut novel, Two Thousand Years, was a 2016 Watty Award winner on  Wattpad.com . She continues to volunteer her time as both a Wattpad Ambassador and a mentor, where she hopes to engage, assist, and inspire new writers through their literary journey.  She spends her days working as a full-time real estate paralegal, leaving her evenings to pursue her own writing agenda. When she’s not typing furiously at her computer, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee.  She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.   Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

M. Dalto
Lady Mutiny (2019)

M. Dalto is a Young Adult and New Adult author of adventurous romantic fantasy stories. Her bestselling debut novel, Two Thousand Years, was a 2016 Watty Award winner on Wattpad.com. She continues to volunteer her time as both a Wattpad Ambassador and a mentor, where she hopes to engage, assist, and inspire new writers through their literary journey.

She spends her days working as a full-time real estate paralegal, leaving her evenings to pursue her own writing agenda. When she’s not typing furiously at her computer, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee.

She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.

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Marie Patlán   Something Beautiful Fight and Flight   Marie Patlán has been a scientist, a technical writer, a corporate trainer, and a running specialty store cashier. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, and currently writes a book review blog called Snark and Squee. She’s on Twitter and Instagram at @snarkandsquee, and can likely be found with a book in her bag at all times.   Website  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Marie Patlán
Something Beautiful
Fight and Flight


Marie Patlán has been a scientist, a technical writer, a corporate trainer, and a running specialty store cashier. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, and currently writes a book review blog called Snark and Squee. She’s on Twitter and Instagram at @snarkandsquee, and can likely be found with a book in her bag at all times.

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Melissa Woods   The Weaver  (2019)  Melissa is a BFA student at Boise State University, a mother of six, and an author of literary fiction and suspense. She loves to explore humans and all their complexities, especially when it comes to moral ambiguity. When not writing, reading, or chasing tiny humans, she can be found running on the track.  She is an advocate of mental health awareness, treatment and research. Her writing has appeared in Memoir Magazine and The Coffin Bell Journal.   Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website

Melissa Woods
The Weaver (2019)

Melissa is a BFA student at Boise State University, a mother of six, and an author of literary fiction and suspense. She loves to explore humans and all their complexities, especially when it comes to moral ambiguity. When not writing, reading, or chasing tiny humans, she can be found running on the track.

She is an advocate of mental health awareness, treatment and research. Her writing has appeared in Memoir Magazine and The Coffin Bell Journal.

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Laura Allnut   Below Them the Horizon  (2019)   Laura Allnutt holds an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University. After living on the Gulf of Mexico for eleven years, she moved to the Greater Cincinnati area with her best pal, Sarah, and their mini dachshund, Dudley. She’s taught creative writing for 11 years and treasures the diversity of cultures, ideas, and people she meets in both life and stories.  She’s been published in  Lost River Literary Magazine ,  Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes , and  Long Island Literary Journal . She also runs the blog   ThinkingWithMyMindFull.wordpress.com  , which helps others understand and cope with mental illness.   Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Laura Allnut
Below Them the Horizon (2019)

Laura Allnutt holds an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University. After living on the Gulf of Mexico for eleven years, she moved to the Greater Cincinnati area with her best pal, Sarah, and their mini dachshund, Dudley. She’s taught creative writing for 11 years and treasures the diversity of cultures, ideas, and people she meets in both life and stories.

She’s been published in Lost River Literary Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes, and Long Island Literary Journal. She also runs the blog ThinkingWithMyMindFull.wordpress.com, which helps others understand and cope with mental illness.

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Ari Rosenschein   Coasting    Ari Rosenschein is a Seattle-based writer whose essays and fiction appear in Entropy, Noisey, Drunk Monkeys, P.S. I Love You, Observer, The Big Takeover, The Bookends Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch Los Angeles. A lifelong musician, Ari currently records and performs with his bands The Royal Oui and STAHV. He lives with his wife and dog and enjoys the woods, the rain, and the coffee of his chosen region. Coasting (Magnolia Press, 2019) is his debut collection.   Website  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Facebook

Ari Rosenschein
Coasting


Ari Rosenschein is a Seattle-based writer whose essays and fiction appear in Entropy, Noisey, Drunk Monkeys, P.S. I Love You, Observer, The Big Takeover, The Bookends Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch Los Angeles. A lifelong musician, Ari currently records and performs with his bands The Royal Oui and STAHV. He lives with his wife and dog and enjoys the woods, the rain, and the coffee of his chosen region. Coasting (Magnolia Press, 2019) is his debut collection.

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Cindy Bokma   When I Find You  (2019)   Cindy was born and raised in New Jersey. She currently lives in California with her family where she is always reading, writing and taking photos. Her books include the young adult novel  The Blondes of Bel Air , kids book  Victorious Girls ,  A Thousand Dollars for a Kiss , and  The Low-Oxalate Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook.    Website  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Facebook

Cindy Bokma
When I Find You (2019)

Cindy was born and raised in New Jersey. She currently lives in California with her family where she is always reading, writing and taking photos. Her books include the young adult novel The Blondes of Bel Air, kids book Victorious Girls, A Thousand Dollars for a Kiss, and The Low-Oxalate Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook.

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Chelsea Ballard   The Masks We Wore  (2019) Chelsea Marie Ballard is a young adult author who has turned her passion for beautiful one-liners, angsty television, and weird biology toward her writing. After never receiving her Hogwarts letter, Chelsea devours anything slightly magical from  The Magicians  to  Spindles End .  Chelsea also has a short story in the IWSG Anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited. She is currently working on her debut young-adult fantasy novel.  She enjoys rare vines, milky tea, and anything enemies to lovers. Although dreaming of a tiny home, she currently resides in quaint Bucks County, PA with her family, anxious dog, and fat cat.   Twitter  |  Instagram

Chelsea Ballard
The Masks We Wore
(2019)
Chelsea Marie Ballard is a young adult author who has turned her passion for beautiful one-liners, angsty television, and weird biology toward her writing. After never receiving her Hogwarts letter, Chelsea devours anything slightly magical from The Magicians to Spindles End.

Chelsea also has a short story in the IWSG Anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited. She is currently working on her debut young-adult fantasy novel.

She enjoys rare vines, milky tea, and anything enemies to lovers. Although dreaming of a tiny home, she currently resides in quaint Bucks County, PA with her family, anxious dog, and fat cat.

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Laura Dembowski   Cause of Death   Laura Dembowski fell in love with writing before she knew she could make a career of it. From penning letters to friends and family in grade school to completing her first novel at eighteen, it’s in her blood. Inspired by ideas rather than genres, she enjoys exploring human connections through novels and screenplays. She also has a blog  Pies and Plots  where she shares her love of baking and cooking, concerts, restaurants, and fashion. She’s a little addicted to Instagram where she is @piesandplots.    When she’s not writing or blogging, Laura enjoys expressing herself creatively at every turn, whether that’s painting her nails, dabbling in interior decorating, or discovering a new show on Netflix. She believes life is short and should be fun whenever possible.   Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest

Laura Dembowski
Cause of Death

Laura Dembowski fell in love with writing before she knew she could make a career of it. From penning letters to friends and family in grade school to completing her first novel at eighteen, it’s in her blood. Inspired by ideas rather than genres, she enjoys exploring human connections through novels and screenplays. She also has a blog Pies and Plots where she shares her love of baking and cooking, concerts, restaurants, and fashion. She’s a little addicted to Instagram where she is @piesandplots.

When she’s not writing or blogging, Laura enjoys expressing herself creatively at every turn, whether that’s painting her nails, dabbling in interior decorating, or discovering a new show on Netflix. She believes life is short and should be fun whenever possible.

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