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Monica Wesolowska

Monica Wesolowska writes for both children and adults. Her memoir Holding Silvan: A Brief Life was named a "best book” of 2013 by Library Journal and the Boston Globe. Her forthcoming children's picture book Leo + Lea (illustrated by Kenard…
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Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former Los Angeles Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction, including New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Dreamland: The True…
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NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo grew up in Zimbabwe and is the author of “We Need New Names” (2013) which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the Barnes…
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Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel is a co-founder and CEO of Cityside, a nonprofit committed to building community through local journalism. Cityside publishes both Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside, two news platforms with a reputation for innovation and strong…
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Regan McMahon

Regan McMahon is Deputy Editor, Books, at Common Sense Media, a nonprofit website that helps kids, parents, and educators navigate the world of media and technology. She’s a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the copy editor for…
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Cara Black

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World…
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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the award-winning, bestselling author of sixteen "Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes" mysteries, including the most recent, 2021's Castle Shade, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and many acclaimed standalone novels…
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Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari is an award-winning widely published short story author; her collection Stealing the Fire was an Iowa Short Fiction finalist selected for the Dzanc Books Reprint Series. She serves on the advisory board of The Story Prize, on…
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Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He's published "Pep Talks for Writers"; "Brave the Page," a teen writing guide; "Fissures," a collection of 100-word…
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Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of "Write On, Sisters!," "Green-light Your Book," "What's Your Book?," and three books on memoir. Brooke is a TEDx speaker, weekly podcaster…