Meet Your Matchmakers

Tracie Martin is an adult and YA writer of weird, dark things who also really, really likes to wave jump in Lake Michigan and throw marshmallows straight into the fire and watch burn. She hails (Yes!) from Michigan (Go Blue!) and lives with her husband and two kids just outside Chicago. It really is as windy there as they say. Find her at at her website or on Twitter.

B.D. Kennedy is a writer in New York City focused on contemporary YA with LGBTQ+ themes. Past endeavors include: publication in the Huffington Post, storytelling and performances with the Moth and Upright Citizens Brigade, and writing/producing plays for the Minnesota Fringe Festival. He’s also incredibly tall. You can reach Brian on his website or Twitter.

Ash Van Otterloo was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia, and now resides in Washington with her family, buried under a pile of books. This has addled her brain adequately to write dark and hopeful middle grade fantasy novels, and fuels her purpose to assist other writers in their journey. She has no chill about Halloween, interesting insects, weird history, coffee, and exploring abandoned spaces. Connect with her on Twitter!

And Meet Our Founder…

Wendy Heard was born in San Francisco and has lived most of her life in Los Angeles. When not writing, she can be found hiking the Griffith Park trails, taking the Metro and then questioning this decision, and haunting local bookstores. Find her on Twitter and her website.

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