Anne Hillerman

Anne Hillerman

Fiction

Anne Hillerman continues the mystery series her father, the best-selling author Tony Hillerman, created beginning in 1970. After spending many years as a journalist and nonfiction author, Anne published her first novel, Spider Woman’s Daughter, in 2013. The mystery followed the further adventures of the characters Tony Hillerman created including Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn and gave Bernadette Manuelito a leading role. The book received the Spur Award from Western Writers of America for Best First Novel. Her second mystery, Rock with Wings, quickly became a New York Times best-seller and received the New Mexico Book Awards Founders’ Award. The third novel in the reinvigorated series, Song of the Lion, arrived in April 2017. It also was a New York Times top-ten bestseller. The fourth in her re-envisioning of the mysteries, Cave of Bones, debuted in April 2018, as number eight on the New York Times bestseller list for combined hardcover and e-book sales. The fifth book in the series, The Tale Teller, is set for release in April 2019. Anne also has published several non-fiction books including Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn created with husband/photographer Don Strel.

Bruce Coville

Bruce Coville

Young Adult | Children’s

Bruce Coville has published over 100 books for young readers, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. His best known works include the recently filmed Aliens Ate My Homework, as well as Into the Land of the Unicorns, and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His writing has appeared in sixteen languages and won children‘s choice awards in over a dozen states. He has spoken at schools and libraries around the world and is a three-time keynoter for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators national conference in Los Angeles. He is also the founder of FULL CAST AUDIO, a multiple-award-winning audiobook company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of great children’s books, and has produced, directed, and performed in over 125 recordings.

Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Middle Grade

Catherine Gilbert Murdock penned the award-winning DairyQueen series, tween fantasy novels Princess Ben and Wisdom’s Kiss, and the awfully grown-up history monograph Domesticating Drink: Women, Men and Alcohol in America. Her latest work for middle-grade readers, The Book of Boy, has been translated into Italian, Russian and Queen’s English; it was listed on best-of-2018 compilations by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, and received stars from Booklist, Kirkus, and Horn Book as well as reviews in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal,and recently earned A Newbery Honor. She studied at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania, and lives outside Philadelphia.

Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy

Fiction

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels -- most recently, The Dark Net -- as well as two books of short stories. His book of craft essays,Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction, is widely taught in creative writing classes. He writes Wolverine for Marvel and is known in comics for his celebrated runs on Nightwing, Green Arrow, Teen Titans, and James Bond at DC and Dynamite Entertainment. His honors include an NEA fellowship, the Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. He wrote the audio drama,Wolverine: The Long Night, produced by Marvel and starring Richard Armitage. His next story collection, Suicide Woods, releases in 2019 with Graywolf Press. And his sci-fi trilogy, The Comet Cycle, will release in 2020 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been optioned by the Russo Brothers. He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Louisa Luna

Louisa Luna

Fiction

Louisa Luna is the author of four novels: Brave New Girl (2001, MTV/Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster); Crooked (2002, MTV/Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster); Serious As A Heart Attack (2004, Atria Books, Simon & Schuster); and most recently, Two Girls Down, released in January of 2018 by Doubleday. In its third printing, Two Girls Down has been optioned by Fremantle Media as a series. She is currently at work on the sequel.

Nickole Brown

Nickole Brown

Poetry

Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says, came out from BOA Editions and won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. The audiobook of that collection became available in 2017. She is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA, and the Hindman Settlement School. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she volunteers at four different animal sanctuaries.

Jessica Jacobs

Jessica Jacobs

Poetry

Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, published by Four Way Books in March 2019. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, was the winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in publications including Orion, New England Review, Crazyhorse, and the The Missouri Review. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock climbing instructor, bartender, and professor, and serves as the Associate Editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her wife, the poet, Nickole Brown.

David Romtvedt

David Romtvedt

Poetry

David Romtvedt was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Southern Arizona. A graduate of Reed College and the University of Iowa Writers‘ Workshop, he also studied at the University of Texas where he held a graduate fellowship in folklore and ethnomusicology. He is an emeritus professor in the MFA program for writers at the University of Wyoming and served as the state’s poet laureate from 2003 to 2011. His recent books include: Dilemmas of the Angels (poetry) and Zelestina Urza in Outer Space (novel). Other books include: Moon; Free and Compulsory for All; How Many Horses; and Windmill: Essays from Four Mile Ranch. His book A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know was a selection of the National Poetry Series. He plays Cajun, Latin, and Basque music with the bands The Fireants and Ospa. He lives in Buffalo, Wyoming with his wife, the potter, Margo Brown.

Florence Williams

Florence Williams

Creative Nonfiction

Florence Williams is a journalist, essayist, author, and podcaster. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. Her first book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology and the 2013 Audie in general nonfiction. It was also named a notable book of 2012 by the New York Times. Her most recent book, The Nature Fix, was an Audible bestseller and was named a top summer read by J.P Morgan. Florence was named “Author of the week” by The Week in May, 2012. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. Florence serves on the board of her favorite non-profit, High Country News, and lives with her family in Washington, D.C.