[ October 9, 2018 0 Comments ]

Alda P. Dobbs

Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the new novel Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna. She was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio, Texas as a child. Alda studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She’s as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, different cultures and nature as she is about writing. Alda lives with her husband and two children outside Houston, Texas.  Learn more at https://www.aldapdobbs.com/

[ October 9, 2018 0 Comments ]

Payal Doshi

Payal Doshi has a Masters in Creative Writing (Fiction) from The New School, New York. Having lived in the UK and US, she noticed a lack of Indian protagonists in global children’s fiction and one day wrote the opening paragraph to what would become her first children’s novel. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and two-year-old daughter. When she isn’t writing or spending time with her family, you can find her nose deep in a book with a cup of coffee or daydreaming of fantasy realms to send her characters off into. She loves the smell of old, yellowed books. Rea and the Blood of the Nectar, the first book in The Chronicles of Astranthia series is her debut middle grade novel.  Find out more at https://www.payaldoshiauthor.com

.

[ October 9, 2018 0 Comments ]

Jonny Garza Villa

Johnny is a product of the Great State of Texas, born and raised near and along the Gulf Coast and currently living in San Antonio. They are a Sagittarius sun, Capricorn everything else; an Earth Bender; and a chaotic neutral.

They are an author of contemporary young adult literature inspired by their own Tejane & Chicane and queer identities. Whether they’re writing about coming out in a Mexican American household, immigration, mariachi, or being in a brand new place for the first time, Jonny ultimately hopes Latine young people feel seen and at home in their writing.

When not writing, Jonny enjoys reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, bar hopping, going to concerts, listening to Selena, caring for their many cacti children, and spending hours on airline websites, pondering on where they might venture off to next.

Jonny is the author of the multi-starred reviewed Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun and the upcoming sophomore YA, Ander and Santi Were Here.  Find out more at https://www.jonnygarzavilla.com/

[ October 10, 2018 0 Comments ]

D.C. Gomez

D. C. Gomez is an award winner, USA Today Best-selling Author, public speaker, mentor and podcaster. She writes in multiple genres from Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Lit, YA, Children’s Books, and even Devotionals. She has a quirky and at times dark sense of humor that can be seen across her different books.

When she is not creating new stories, D. C. is working on her podcast, Inside the Minds of Authors. The podcast features upcoming and popular authors with new episodes each Friday. These fun and inspiring conversations provide the listeners with an inside look at the creation process of books as well as the charisma of the authors.

D.C. has an undergraduate degree in Film and Television from NYU.  After college, she joined the US Army, where she proudly served for four years. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New England, she now calls Texas her new adoptive home.  Find out more https://dcgomez-author.com/

[ October 10, 2018 0 Comments ]

Margarita Longoria

Margarita Longoria is a lifelong bookworm, book blogger, and an award-winning high school librarian in South Texas. She is the founder of Border Book Bash: Celebrating Teens and Tweens of the Rio Grande Valley and served on state reading committees for the Texas Library Association. She grew up on the Texas/Mexico border known as the Rio Grande Valley. She lives with her family in Texas. You can visit Margie online at margiesmustreads.com and follow her on Instagram at @MargiesMustReads.

[ January 4, 2022 0 Comments ]

Jennifer Mathieu

Hi! I’m young adult author Jennifer Mathieu (pronounced Muh-two, but if you speak French you can pronounce it better than that. Sadly, I don’t speak French.) I’m a writer and English teacher who lives in Texas with my family. A native of the East Coast and a former journalist, I enjoy writing contemporary young adult fiction that treats teenagers like real people. I love to eat and hate to cook.

[ October 10, 2018 0 Comments ]

Susan McCauley

Susan McCauley is a writer / producer of paranormal, fantasy, and horror films and fiction for adults, young adults, and middle grade audiences and readers. Susan fell in love with writing, theater, and film when she was eight-years-old. That passion inspired her to receive a B.A. in Radio-Television with a minor in Theater from the University of Houston, a M.F.A. in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California (USC), and a M.A. in Text & Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and King’s College in London. Susan also studied acting at Playhouse West with Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic ParkIndependence Day) in Los Angeles. 

Susan loves travel, animals, movies, theatre, taekwondo, and books (of course!). Find out more at http://www.sbmccauley.com

[ October 25, 2018 0 Comments ]

C.M. McGuire

When C.M. McGuire, author of Ironspark, was a child, she drove her family crazy with her nonstop stories. Lucky for them, she eventually learned to write and gave their ears a rest. This love of stories led her to college where she pursued history (semi-nonfictional storytelling), anthropology (where stories come from) and theater (attention-seeking storytelling). When she isn’t writing, she’s painting, crocheting, gardening, baking, and teaching the next generation to love stories as much as she does.

[ January 4, 2022 0 Comments ]

Jodi Meadows

Like many writers, I’ve always wanted to do this professionally. You know, after I decided against being an astronaut.

I have a special fondness for small bookstores and libraries, both which helped turn me into a happy reader. Once I found the books where magic and other fantastic elements were real, I was hooked.

My hobbies, aside from spending all my money on books and cat treats, revolve around yarn. I love crocheting, knitting, and spinning. In addition to several hand spindles, I share my office with two spinning wheels, named Rose and Gideon.

[ October 25, 2018 0 Comments ]

Marcia Mickelson

Marcia Mickelson was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States as an infant. She attended high school in New Jersey and then graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in American Studies. She is the author of five novels including Star Shining BrightlyThe Huaca, and Where I Belong. She lives in Texas with her husband and three sons.