2022
Attending Authors
Who's Coming?

Meet these inspiring authors, gather autographs, take pictures and make new friends.

Alda P. Dobbs

[Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna]
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...

Payal Doshi

[Rea and the Blood of the Nectar: The Chronicles of Astranthia]
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...

Jonny Garza Villa

[Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun]
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...

D.C. Gomez

[Judgement Day]
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...

Margarita Longoria

[Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America]
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...

Jennifer Mathieu

[Bad Girls Never Say Die]
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...

Susan McCauley

[Ghost Hunters: Spirit Fire]
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,...

C.M. McGuire

[Ironspark]
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...

Jodi Meadows

[Nightrender]
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...

Marcia Mickelson

[Where I Belong]
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...

Maria Ingrande Mora

[Fragile Remedy]
Maria Ingrande Mora is a content designer and a brunch enthusiast. Her love languages are snacks, queer joy, and live music. A graduate of the University of Florida, Maria lives near a wetlands...

Marie Navarro

[Julianne's Wish (Magically Ever After Series Book 1)]
Marie is the author of The FeyTerrah Series and The Magically Ever After Series.  She writes fantasy adventure, fantasy romance, and visionary fiction novels. Marie also writes non-fiction pieces....

Kaela Rivera

[Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls]
Kaela Rivera was raised to believe in will-o’-the-wisps and el chupacabra, but even ghost stories couldn’t stop her from reading in the isolated treetops, caves, and creeks of Tennessee’s Appalachian...

Misako Rocks

[Bounce Back]
Misako wanted to move to America since she was 11 after she got a crush on Michael J Fox in Back to the Future. At age 19, she won a scholarship to come to America as an exchange student. Her first...

Manuel Ruiz

[Sugar Skull]
Manuel Ruiz is a life-long Texan with a passion for reading, video games and music. He works in IT, plays in an 80’s band, and owns way too many toys. He writes teen and adult fiction, usually with a...

Loriel Ryon

[Into the Tall, Tall Grass]
Loriel Ryon is an author of middle grade fiction. She spent her childhood with her nose in a book, reading in restaurants, on the school bus, and during every family vacation. Her upbringing in a...

Vicky Skinner

[All Our Worst Ideas]
Vicky Skinner was born and raised in Texas, where she started writing novels about kissing cute boys when she was fifteen and eventually earned a BA in Literary Studies from The University of Texas...

Liara Tamani

[Calling My Name]
Liara Tamani lives in Houston, Texas. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the acclaimed young adult novels Calling My Name, a 2018 PEN America Literary...

Cody Wagner

[The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren]
Cody Wagner loves to sing, mime (not really), and create. He writes about topics ranging from superpowers to literate trees (really). His trilogy, The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren, is...

Becky Wallace

[Far From Normal]
Becky Wallace is the award-winning author of THE STORYSPINNER and THE SKYLIGHTER. STEALING HOME is her first YA contemporary novel. She’s a sucker for slow-burn romances, near-miss kisses, and...

Marit Weisenberg

[Insomniacs]
1. I live in Austin, TX with my husband and two daughters where we love to hike across the greenbelt for breakfast tacos. 2. My first name is Norwegian, pronounced maa-RIHT. I’m only a quarter...

Jeff Zentner

[In the Wild Light]
Jeff Zentner is the author of two New York Times Notable Books, The Serpent King and In the Wild Light, as well as Goodbye Days and Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee. Among other honors, he has...