Our Authors

Katie Bartowski

Kati Bartkowski

Kati Bartkowski was originally drawn to illustration before she got swept up in the world of words. Nowadays she's a fan of creating fantastical creatures and feisty heroines in both mediums. If she's not reading, writing, or drawing, she's probably chasing after her high energy little girl. She lives in northern California and is the coauthor of A DASH OF DRAGON and A HINT OF HYDRA.

S. A. Chakraborty

S. A. Chakraborty

S. A. Chakraborty is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. Her debut, THE CITY OF BRASS, is the first book in the Daevabad trilogy. When not buried in books about Mughal miniatures and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and recreating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals for her family.

Gwendolyn Clare

Gwendolyn Clare writes science fiction and fantasy. Her debut novel -- INK, IRON, AND GLASS (Macmillan/Imprint) -- is the first in a steampunk duology about a young mad scientist with the ability to write new worlds into existence. Her short stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Analog, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award.

She holds a BA in Ecology, a BS in Geophysics, a PhD in Mycology, and swears she's done collecting acronyms. She lives in central Pennsylvania with too many cats and never enough books.

Al Graziadei

Al Graziadei was born in Buffalo, New York and raised on Sabres hockey and video games, using their free time to write books inspired by both. Nonbinary and now living in Wisconsin, Al still plays plenty of video games and is a proud member of the Displaced Buffalo Sabres Fans group. Now that they've set aside their stick and mitts, they're making goals with their keyboard. Their debut ICEBREAKER (Holt) will release Winter 2022.

George Jreije

George Jreije was born in Central Massachusetts and promptly moved to Lebanon until age five. Each year since returning to the U.S., he would eagerly await summer break, when he would visit his childhood home on the Mediterranean coast, watching his Teta bake him Arabic sweets and tasty Lebanese dishes. Completing undergraduate studies in International Relations as well as an MBA, he dreamed that his career might take him back to Lebanon. Yet he discovered that he could also return, and even take others with him, through the power of storytelling. Now, he bakes in his home in Maine, helping aspiring authors through the WriteMentor program, and can be found on twitter at @ByGeorgeJreije. SHAD HADID AND THE ALCHEMISTS OF ALEXANDRIA (HarperChildren's, Fall 2022) is his first novel.

Heidi Lang

Heidi Lang managed to stumble upon the two best jobs in the world: writing for kids and walking dogs. If she's not out on the trails surrounded by wagging tails and puppy kisses, she's probably hunched over her laptop working on her next book. She is the author of RULES OF THE RUFF, and the coauthor of A DASH OF DRAGON and A HINT OF HYDRA.

Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson

Ever since the household debut of his nine-page sci-fi epic, "The Aliens That Invaded My Backyard!," Mike has been hopelessly lost to the literary sandbox. After his first real sale at 19, he's since published short fiction in over a dozen outlets. To date, he has released nine books, including the most recent, DREAMSHORES.

A native of Los Angeles, he is also an active screenwriter, having penned a short film, Chrysaline, and the forthcoming supernatural feature, Blood Corral. He is a freelance manuscript editor, and co-editor of Literary Landscapes, the official magazine of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

Rose Szabo

Rose Szabo

Rose Szabo grew up on a small family farm, surrounded by a ragtag family of humans and animals. After a brief stint in a coffee shop, they earned both their MA and MFA in creative writing, and their short fiction has been published in See the Elephant, Quaint, and Hello Horror. Rose now lives in Richmond, VA where they've started collecting people and cats of their own, and spends their days teaching writing at VCU. Inspired by family lore, WHAT BIG TEETH is their first novel.