Young Adult Authors

No Place To Fall

Jaye Robin Brown lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina and teaches art at a public high school. NO PLACE TO FALL is her first book. Find her online at, on Twitter @JayeRobinBrown, and on Facebook at

Stolen Magic

Best-selling author Gail Carson Levine has written twenty-two books for children. Her best-known is Ella Enchanted, which won a Newbery honor in 1998 and was made into a motion picture in 2004. Most of her books are fantasy novels, but she has published two picture books plus a historical novel, …

Briar Rose

Jana Oliver has the perfect job—she listens to the voices in her head and then writes their stories. Her latest creation, Briar Rose, is a dark steampunk retelling of Sleeping Beauty, complete with Hoodoo, a vengeful Civil War ghost, and diabolical metal magic. Jana’s previous work includes the Demon Trappers …


Megan Miranda has previously published three novels with Bloomsbury: Fracture, Hysteria, and Vengeance. A biology major from MIT, she is constantly thinking about the “how” and “why” of things, leading her to imagine the “what ifs.” These scenarios make up the basis of Soulprint—an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller with a new …

The Last Sister

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Courtney McKinney-Whitaker holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina Honors College, a master’s of library and information science from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s in English from Illinois State University. She lives in Illinois with her family. …

The Odyssey of Falling

Paige Crutcher works as a journalist for Publishers Weekly and studied English at Middle Tennessee State University. She is a certified yoga instructor and artist. She is the author of the contemporary young adult novel The Odyssey of Falling.

Becoming Jinn

Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. A former journalist, she currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband. Becoming Jinn is her first novel.

Faking Normal

Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer. Her debut novel, Faking Normal, also has a prequel novella, The Blue-Haired Boy. Her …