Pub Rants

Lynette Noni

Lynette Noni is currently the #1 YA fiction author in Australia. After studying journalism, academic writing and human behaviour at university, she finally ventured into the world of fiction. She is now a full-time writer and the bestselling author of the six-book young adult fantasy series, The Medoran Chronicles, as well as a second series called Whisper, which was released globally in 2018. 

Lynette won the 2019 ABIA Award for Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year and the 2019 Gold Inky teen choice award, and she is currently collaborating on a project with #1New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas.

Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Her first novel, The Last Namsara, debuted on the UK’s Children & YA chart, was named one of Indigo’s Best Books for Teens, and has been translated into 12 languages. Before writing books for a living, Kristen was an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. She resides in a blustery seaside cove on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula with her blacksmith and her rescue dog.

Laura Brooke Robson

Laura Brooke Robson was raised in Oregon, where she developed a love of stormy oceans and coffee. When she’s not writing, she enjoys running through the mountains and throwing darts at paint balloons. A recent graduate Stanford University’s English and Creative Writing program, she now lives in Berkeley. Her debut novel will be published with Kathy Dawson Books in the spring of 2020.

Rosaria Munda

Rosaria Munda is a young adult fantasy author with G. P. Putnam’s Sons. Her debut novel, the first in the Aurelian Cycle trilogy, is forthcoming the fall of 2019. A native of rural North Carolina, Rosaria studied political theory at Princeton and lives in Chicago with her husband and cat.

Jillian Boehme

Jillian Boehme is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She’s still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty years and is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee. 

Rhiannon Thomas

Rhiannon Thomas is a recent graduate from Princeton University, where she studied English and Japanese, and smuggled bubble tea into the library on a regular basis. She now lives in her native home of Yorkshire, England, in an area where the horses outnumber her neighbors six to one. In her “day” job, she works as an academic editor and a freelance writer, and runs the blog FeministFiction.com, discussing TV, books, and all kinds of fannish things from a feminist perspective. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time geeking out and playing online video games with her friends.

Sherry Thomas

Sherry Thomas is one of the most highly acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award.

English is Sherry’s second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger’s SWEET SAVAGE LOVE with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.