Authoress – The mysterious lady who runs Miss Snark’s First Victim and Write On!, both invaluable resources for folks traveling along the publication road.
Nathan Bransford – So famous you probably don’t even need an intro.
Kristin Cashore – YA fantasy author of Graceling and Fire rightly obsessed with Bollywood, shiny things, and trapezing.
Susan Dennard – One of my super fabulous crit partners. Author of the amazeballs YA Steampunk/Gaslamp adventure available now, Something Strange and Deadly, and the only reason this website exists. Also provider of nutella, books, and Mozart balls.
Janice Hardy – Author of MG fantasy trilogy the Healing Wars, including the Shifter and Blue Fire.
Miranda Kenneally – Author of YA contemporary novels, like the Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.
Nadia Lee – Romance author and fab expat living in Japan. Extraordinarily helpful and straightforward.
Jessica Lei – One of my super fabulous crit partners. Intern for Super Agent Elana Roth of the Caren Johnson Lit Agency. YA speculative author and unapologetic insomniac.
Sarah J Maas – YA fantasy author, like Throne of Glass, an epic fantasy featuring assassins and maaaagic, available now.
Jodi Meadows – Author of YA fantasy and speculative fiction, like her Newsoul Trilogy starting with Incarnate. Also breeder of our future ferret-y overlords and maker of fabulous JodiMitts.
Courtney Milan – Author of historical romance like Unveiled and Trial by Desire.
Vahini Naidoo – Author of contemporary YA, with an untitled release coming soon.
Tamora Pierce – The lady who, along with JK Rowling, has defined YA fantasy for the last several decades. Favorite series: Trickster’s Choice, with a close second of Beka Cooper.
Sarah Robertson – YA author full of awesome. Fellow videogamer and Japan otaku.
The Rejectionist – Struggling writer who bequeaths fashion advice and social justice unto us in the royal “we.” Former editorial assistant at fancy-shmancy NY lit agency.
Kat Zhang – Author of speculative YA like her forthcoming dystopian Hybrid. Also awesome because her name is Kat and all Kats are inherently awesome.
Jessica Faust – Super Agent at BookEnds and known for holding super early-morning #askagent sessions on twitter. (Amazing when you live in a super different time zone.)
Sara Kendall – Super Associate Agent at Nancy Coffey, and agent of mah fuzzy crit partner, Sooz.
Sara Megibow – My Agent of Awesome, of Nelson Literary Agency. Also agent of mah crit partner, Ashley.
Kristin Nelson – Super Agent and president of Nelson Literary Agency. Runs the amazing Pub Rants blog.
Janet Reid – Ruler of the shark pit and runs the super helpful Query Shark blog.
Suzie Townsend – Super Agent at FinePrint Literary, also afraid of hamsters along with me and Sara Kendall.
Joanna Volpe – Super Agent over at Nancy Coffey Literary.
Places I Waste My Time
Bioware: Mass Effect
Bioware: Dragon Age