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Wende Dikec

Wende Dikec is the award-winning author of three young adult novels and four adult novels under the pen name Abigail Drake. Wende enjoys teaching writing classes for children at local libraries and blogging about her naughty Labrador, Capone the Wonder Dog, on Facebook.

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Sabrina Fedel

Sabrina Fedel’s young adult novel, Leaving Kent State, was released last year from Harvard Square Editions. Her work has appeared in online and print journals, and she is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, a 2016 storySouth Million Writers Award nominee, and a Sundress Publications Best of the Net ’16 nominee. Sabrina writes from Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Nadette Rae Rodgers

Nadette Rae Rodgers lives and writes in southwestern Pennsylvania. Her passion for writing developed at a very young age. She published her first novel, Illusion, at age eighteen. Her interest in dream analysis was the basis for this book series. Her goal in publishing this series is that her journey as an author will inspire others to follow their dreams.

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Stephanie Keyes

Stephanie Keyes is the bestselling author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child [Inkspell Publishing]. Her work was awarded the 2014 Dante Rossetti Young Adult Novel Award for Mythology. She’s been a 2015 BTS Magazine Reader’s Choice Award nominee. When she’s not writing, she’s a a blogger and teacher at www.thenerdgarden.com with her husband, Aaron.

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A. K. Downing

A.K. Downing grew up in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania and spent her summers exploring the fields, woods and orchards of her grandparents’ farm. Her young-adult, post-apocalyptic novel, Into the Air, was a category finalist in the 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards. The story follows teenager Mia Bryn and her father as they leave the safety of their underground compound and try to survive in a world no one has inhabited for more than a hundred years.

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Alicia Stankay

Alicia Stankay is a writer and photographer from Ambridge. She has written two books of short stories, two mystery novels, and a young teen time travel novel that takes place in Old Economy Village. She provides the photos for her book covers, and she will have a photo exhibition in October at the Merrick Art Gallery in New Brighton, Pa.

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Joshua David Bellin

Joshua David Bellin writes science fiction for teens and adults. His books include the two-part Survival Colony series, Survival Colony 9 and Scavenger of Souls, and the deep-space adventure, Freefall. Josh loves to read, watch movies, and spend time in nature with his wife and kids. Oh, yeah, and he likes monsters. Really scary monsters.

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Anissa Clay

Anissa Clay is the 17-year-old author of The God Conception. Anissa was the 2015 TAZ Pittsburgh Emerging Author and her novel received an Honorable Mention in the New York Book Festival. Anissa is also an accomplished musician and singer who attends Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. She has a CD available with some of her original work.

 

 

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Carrie Anne Noble

Carrie Anne Noble is the award-winning author of the young adult novels The Mermaid’s Sister and The Gold-Son. She lives in the mountains of Pennsylvania with her charming children, tolerant husband, a not-so-bright dog, two mischievous cats, and a flock of green-egg-laying chickens. Her favorite things include books, tea, and afternoon naps.

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