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Brenda Drake

Author of TOUCHING FATE (Entangled Teen Crave, October 12, 2015) and THIEF OF LIES: a Library Jumpers novel (Entangled Teen, January 2016), host of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with New Leaf Literary.

Blog/Contest Assistant Heather Cashman

Blog/Contest Assistant Heather Cashman
With a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, the lab reports always lacked the fantastical element Heather's imagination demands. Hypotheses turned into taglines and novels, so she's going back to college for a Creative Writing degree. Her novels range from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Speculative Fiction, she dabbles in picture books, and is currently seeking representation. ~Member SCBWI

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti
Nikki is a professional journalist and marketer with more than a decade of published writing experience. She is also a young adult author represented by Suzie Townsend of the New Leaf Literary Agency. Before writing novels, she was a seven-time award winning playwright with her short pieces performed around the country, including The Kennedy Center in D.C.

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