John Reed is, apparently, not the first John Reed, nor will he be the last. Accept that. His work includes (his latest) TALES OF WOE, SNOWBALL’S CHANCE, and THE WHOLE. According to a recent review on thefastertimes.com, his work is epic, and “our society thirsts for the sins Reed’s stories serve up.” He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and currently teaches advanced fiction at New School University. His writing has been published in Open City, Artnet, Artforum, Paper Magazine, New York Press, Brooklyn Rail, Timeout New York, Bomb Magazine, Playboy, Art in America, and Los Angeles Times. He is currently a member of the board directors of the National Book Critics Circle.
Léna Roy was raised in New York City, and worked as a bartender, an actor, and as a therapist with at-risk adolescents before finding her voice as a writer in Young Adult fiction. When not writing and spending time with her family, she is teaching creative writing workshops for kids and teens from 8-18 with Writopia Lab in both NYC and Northern Westchester. Her inspiration and touchstone is her late grandmother, author Madeleine L’Engle, who was able to transform the solitary nature of writing into a sacred sense of community where her art and the art of others could flourish. EDGES is her first novel.
Liz Rosenberg has published award-winning books for young readers, as well as three prize-winning books of poems. She has served as Chair of the National Book Awards for Young People and as a judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Awards in Poetry, and has written a review column for The Boston Globe for the past 15 years. She states clearly that her best source of inspiration as a writer for children is a) having never grown up herself, and b) her son, Eli. She is a professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton. HOME REPAIR is her first novel for adults.
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