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Whitney Leopard

Whitney Leopard is the senior editor at Random House Graphic. She has been editing comics for nearly a decade with notable titles like Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and R.L. Stine’s Just …

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Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole is a New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of romance and thrillers, and her debut thriller, When No One Is Watching, won the 2021 MWA Edgar Award …

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Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson, author of I Know What You’ve Done, is the award-winning author of fifteen novels including the Sunday Times bestsellers My Best Friend’s Girl, The Ice Cream Girls, and …

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Emily Henry

Emily Henry, author of People We Meet on Vacation, also wrote Beach Read, as well as several young adult novels. She lives and writes in the Cincinnati and the part …

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Libby Hubscher

Libby Hubscher, author of Meet Me in Paradise, lives in North Carolina with her husband, two young children, and a menagerie of pets. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. …

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Bruce Greyson

Dr. Bruce Greyson, author of After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. …

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A.E. Osworth

A.E. Osworth, author of We Are Watching Eliza Bright, is a queer, trans, and non-binary writer and part-time faculty at The New School, where they teach digital storytelling to undergraduates. …

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Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller, author of Black Smoke, is a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society judge and recipient of a James Beard Foundation Book Award for Soul Food: The Surprising Story of …

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Lydia Conklin

Lydia Conklin is a writer who has received a Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, three Pushcart Prizes, a Creative Writing Fulbright, a grant from the Elizabeth George …

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Henry Hoke

Henry Hoke, author of The Groundhog Forever, also wrote The Book of Endless Sleepovers and the story collection, Genevieves, which won the Subito prose prize. He co-created and directs the …

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Bettye Kearse

Dr. Bettye Kearse, author of The Other Madisons: The Lost History of A President’s Black Family, is a retired pediatrician, a descendant of a slave and President James Madison, and …

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Martha S. Jones

Martha S. Jones, author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor …