Meet the Authors

Jenny, an avid reader and blogger for Forever Young Adult, lives with a menagerie of rescued animals who all expect her to read aloud to them. They just don't like it when she sings.
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Mandy lives in Austin, TX, where she's an editor/writer for an educational non-profit by day and a pop culture junkie by night. When she's not ensconced in a book for Forever Young Adult, Mandy can be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.
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Julie Danielson (Jules) conducts interviews and features of authors and illustrators at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, a children's literature blog focused primarily on illustration and picture books. Julie received her Master's in Information Sciences, with a focus on children's librarianship. She has juried for the Society of Illustrators' Original Art Award, as well as the BolognaRagazzi Awards for the Bologna Children's Book Fair, and she enjoys speaking and writing about picture books. Her book about children's literature, written with Betsy Bird and the late Peter D. Sieruta, tentatively titled Wild Things, will be published by Candlewick Press in 2014.
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John DeNardo is the editor of SF Signal, a Hugo Award-winning group science-fiction and fantasy blog featuring news, reviews and interviews. He also like bagels.
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Ana Grilo is a Brazilian living in the U.K., where she moved to because of the weather. No, seriously. Together with her evil partner in crime, Thea James, she runs The Book Smugglers, where they review Spec Fiction and YA. World domination via book reviewing is their main agenda. You can also find them over at Twitter.
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Patrick Hester is an author, blogger and Hugo-nominated Podcast producer/host who lives in Colorado, writes science fiction and fantasy, and can usually be found hanging out on his Twitter feed. His Functional Nerds and SF Signal weekly podcasts have both been nominated for Parsec awards, and the SF Signal podcast is nominated for a 2012 Hugo Award. He writes for atfmb.com, SF Signal and Functional Nerds.
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Thea James is half of the maniacal book review duo behind The Book Smugglers and a newly minted M.S. in digital publishing graduate. When she isn't voraciously devouring the latest and greatest in speculative fiction, or swamped in papers and proposals, she can be found blogging, watching bad horror movies and concocting general plans toward world domination.

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Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He can be found online at his blog and at Twitter at @andrewliptak.

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