Matt Sinclair: Founder of Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, LLC, Matt Sinclair is a longtime journalist covering the philanthropic and charitable sectors. He also write about sports, art and culture, business, parenting, and anything else that piques his interest. In addition to his work with EBP, he is preparing novels for submission to other traditional publishers. He blogs at the Elephant’s Bookshelf blog and is among the co-founders of From the Write Angle.
Robb Grindstaff: Robb Grindstaff has worked with the written word in one form or another since the high school student newspaper. Along with a career in journalism as an editor and newspaper executive, he has spent years writing, studying, and learning the art and craft of fiction. For the past few years, he’s edited fiction and nonfiction manuscripts for published, agented, and emerging writers. His debut novel Hannah’s Voice was released in January, 2013.
R.C. Lewis: R.C. Lewis teaches math to teenagers by day and writes geeky-chic young adult novels every spare moment she gets. Her debut novel, Stitching Snow, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in summer 2014. When she isn’t busy grading quizzes, she blogs at Crossing the Helix and From the Write Angle. She designed both Spring Fevers and The Fall.
Mindy McGinnis: Mindy McGinnis is a YA author and librarian. Her debut, Not a Drop to Drink, will be coming from Katherine Tegen / Harper Collins in the Fall of 2013. Mindy runs a blog for aspiring writers at Writer, Writer Pants on Fire, and contributes to the group blogs From the Write Angle, The Lucky 13s, Friday the Thirteeners, Book Pregnant, and The Class of 2k13. Mindy also serves as a moderator for the writing community at AgentQuery Connect under the screenname bigblackcat97, and tweets from @bigblackcat97.
Jean Oram: Jean Oram will read pretty much anything, but her true love lies with humorous chick lit (some call it women’s fiction). When Jean isn’t ripping up the slopes on her skis, camping, traveling, hanging out with her kids, coaching soccer, or drinking tea, she can often be found geeking out online on one of her websites. She shares play activities for kids at www.itsallkidsplay.ca and writing tips and some other (future) goofy stuff at www.jeanoram.com. You can also find her on Twitter: @JeanOram.
Calista Taylor: Calista Taylor is an agented author of steampunk/gaslight romance and nonfiction, with a steampunk romance series currently available, and a steampunk clothing craft book, published in September 2012 by Creative Designs. In addition to writing, Taylor has established herself as a go-to designer of book covers for independent authors. She created the covers for both Spring Fevers and The Fall. She lives in New England with her husband, her two girls, and a crazy dog.
Cat Woods: Cat Woods reads, writes, and breathes the written word. To balance the technical aspect of writing with the magic of creation, she divides her time between writing newsletters for small businesses and penning tall tales for small children. While her first passion is kid lit for tots to preteens, an occasional adult short story begs to the see the light of day–a pasttime she indulges with great enthusiasm. In addition to writing, Cat coaches high school speech, moderates on AgentQuery Connect, and blogs at Words from the Woods and From the Write Angle.