Hannah R. Goodman
Sarah L. Blair
Hannah R. Goodman
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Hannah R. Goodman
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Kacey Vanderkarr (director)
Ami Allen-Vath (promotions director)
Senior Copy Editor
Shannon Lee Alexander is a writer posing as a stay-at-home mom. She’s passionate about her family, young adult fiction, coffee, and pets named after favorite literary characters like her furry friend, Harriet Potter. Follow her on Wandering Through the Words.
Janella Angeles is a student at Emerson College, pursuing a BA in Writing, Literature, and Creative Writing while double majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. With a never-ending love for all things Young Adult, her biggest dream is to write and publish the next great novel or book series that encapsulates everything that made her fall in love with the genre in the first place. Hopefully, the stories she currently works on in her spare time might help her achieve that dream.
Sarah L. Blair is a Young Adult trapped in an Adult’s body. She’s a writer and reader, and advocate for Human / Zombie relations. We can all get along if humans stay away from the bitey parts! She lives in Georgia with her non-zombie husband and their zombie Chihuahua, Java. @sarahlblair
Erik Berkule currently resides in Seattle (close to Forks!) with his wife, son, 2 dogs and a mother-in-law. He has been doodling since grade school and when he isn’t watching sports, hanging with friends or imbibing, Erik paints and draws. He grew up in New Rochelle, NY and loves bacon.
RF Brown is a writer-editor, semiotician, sports hag, and Rhode Island housewife. His BA is from Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Novel i.p. Merrily He Rolls Along. His short story I Can Jump appeared in Sucker Vol.1. www.RFBrownwords.com
Matt Buckley is most recently from Barrington, Rhode Island. He is an undergraduate student at Emerson College in Boston, majoring in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. Matt has been writing since middle school, and writing seriously since high school. Since this fall he has been writing for one of Emerson’s online literary magazine, The Catharsis. Matt has been working with Hannah Goodman, whether it was on his college essay, in a workshop, or helping out with Sucker, for about three years now. Eventually, he hopes to enter the publishing world and start writing short stories and novels.
Miranda Cain is a 22-year-old college student attending Northern Arizona University, studying Journalism/Political Science (a merged degree program) and Hotel & Restaurant Management. She loves to read and write and always has a book or pen in hand! Follow her @Miranda_Cain or visit online at mirandacain.wordpress.com.
Molly Cavanaugh is a reader, writer, and lover of YA fiction. When she isn’t busy reliving the horrors of high school, she works in book publishing, cooks elaborate vegetarian meals, plays Victorian parlor games, and gets lost running in New York City. She tweets @spruestory and blogs about gluten (and sometimes books) at http://spruestory.com.
Shelli Cornelison’s short stories and essays have been published in several online projects and regional print publications. She’s also contributed articles to regional SCBWI newsletters and the national SCBWI Bulletin. As an active member of the Austin SCBWI chapter, she’s proud to serve as the critique group coordinator and conference volunteer and you can find her online at http://www.shellicornelison.com or on Twitter as @Shelltex.
Jasmine Evans spends her days surrounded by words. When she’s not working on a magazine article or short story, she’s got her nose buried deep in a book. She loves to be around kids and bunny rabbits, will eat any kind of fruit, and has never liked candy (which led to many years of teasing as a child). You can find her at www.jasminekevans.com and @JasmineKEvans
Candilynn Fite lives in Texas where she spins tales for children through young adult. Her short story On the Edge of Postal appeared in Vol. 1 of Sucker Literary (Jan. 2012), and she recently published a children’s ebook, LITTLE ACORN’S BIG FALL (uTales, Oct. 2012). She’s a member of SCBWI, Brazos Valley and a local writer’s group. Her online hangouts are http://cfitewrite.blogspot.com (blog) and Candilynn Fite-Writer (Facebook). She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Alyssa Gaudreau lives in Bristol, Rhode Island. She is the wife of a teacher/writer, and is the mother of two children. Photography is her hobby. Her goal one day is to sleep through the night without worrying about the next thing to accomplish.
Nina Hickey is a young artist who loves to experiment with all different types of mediums. She adores graphic design and would love to continue her art education. Nina aspires to master the language of French and travel as much as possible so that she may broaden her creative horizon. She hopes to be a great contributor to Sucker Literary Magazine.
Kathleen Ingraham grew up with books. As a shy kid, she enjoyed falling in love with stories and characters. As a 2011 graduate of the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College, Kathleen hopes that one day, kids will fall in love with her work. You can learn more about Kathleen at seekathleenwrite.com.
Laura Jones has a BA in English Literature and Studio Art from Elmira College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College. She teaches college writing and is pretty obsessed with illustrating and painting stuff when she isn’t busy grading papers.
Christie Kroboth is currently a senior English major at Temple University in Philadelphia. A lifelong reader and fan of YA, she was happy to volunteer to read for Sucker Literary. In her free time Christie enjoys crafting, baking, and playing with cats. Visit her on GoodReads or Tumblr.
Chynna Laird is a freelance writer and award-winning author. Her passion is helping children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder and other special needs. She’s authored a children’s book, two memoirs, a Young Adult novella, a YA paranormal/suspense novel and an adult Suspense/Thriller. Website: www.chynna-laird-author.com
J.M Lee is an author, illustrator and web developer. His passion is in action/adventure fiction for young adults and experimental postpartum young adult for no-longer-young-adults. He is a huge fan of Wikipedia and libraries, and visits Qwantz daily. You can find him online at @joeyverse on Twitter and at www.joeyverse.com.
Marilyn Lorch has a serious addiction glorious admiration for YA literature. In fact, to further justify her reading of these works, she is currently applying to PhD programs with a specific focus in this area of literature. She is certain her parents think she will never get a related job is a motivated academic that is sure to succeed with such an interesting degree. She adores this website: www.foreveryoungadult.com, and you should probably follow her on Twitter @much2charming4u
Stefanie Lyons is a perpetual teenager. When she’s trying to be a grown up, she does things like receive her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts or publish her poems and short stories in Soundings Review, Bartleby Snopes, and elsewhere. But most of the time she’s back in high school hanging out by her locker, cruising the Town Square, or getting ready for Prom. Currently, she’s working on a YA verse novel that takes place in Chicago where she lives.
Kimberly J. Kreines has two fantasies for her life: to become a best-selling author, and to master SUP yoga (yoga on a stand-up paddle board in the middle of the ocean). She willingly admits that both are a bit quixotic, but that’s okay, she’s more than a bit stubborn. She already has three SUP yoga classes under her belt and hasn’t fallen into the ocean once (knock on wood, or water?). And as far as the writing goes, she has her MFA from Pine Manor College with a focus in Writing for Children and Young Adults, has studied screenwriting as a fellow at Writers Boot Camp in Los Angeles, and writes something (even if it’s just the grocery list) every single day. The plan for now is to keep working at both and see which happens first; either way she fully intends to make a splash (ha!).
Justine Manzano lives in Bronx, NY with her husband, her three year old son, and a cacophony of cats. Her fiction work has previously been published in the anthology, Things You Can Create and has been chosen to be read in the Word of Mouth Reading Series. She currently maintain a semi-monthly blog which can be found at http://justinemanzano.wordpress.com, and her articles and reviews have been featured in the Bronx Times Reporter and the arts and entertainment website, G-pop.net, where she was also the co-founder and editor. She possesses a double BA in Creative Writing and Media Studies from Hunter College and a day job as a legal secretary.
Naomi Meller was raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood and young adult years writing and painting with every free moment she had. In high school at Worcester Academy, Naomi was a contributor as well as a reader for the school’s literary arts magazine. She is now passionate about photography, and loves to tell stories with the help of her camera. Naomi is an Uncommon Goods artist, after having won an iPhone case design challenge. Currently, Naomi lives in Rhode Island with her writer husband and their daughter. You can view Naomi’s work at www.Naomimeller.com
Adrianne Russell writes stories about boys and girls and the boys and girls that love them. When she’s not crafting plans for the zombie apocalypse, she’s daydreaming about being a professional baked goods tester. You can find her blogging at (www.thewritersrepublic.wordpress.com) and oversharing at @adriannerussell.
Bouvier Servillas loves a good coming-of-age story, and considers herself on a perpetual search for characters with honest voices— ones who “get you.” She has been working within the publishing industry since 2007.
Jocelyn Shipley’s teen novel, How to Tend a Grave, won the 2012 Gold Medal Moonbeam Award for Young Adult Fiction – Mature Issues. Her previous YA books include Seraphina’s Circle, Cross My Heart, Getting a Life and the co-edited anthology Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls. Jocelyn won the 2011 Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing for Young People Award and her books have been translated into many languages for Stabenfeldt’s GIRL:IT book clubs. Born in London, Canada, she lives in Toronto and on Vancouver Island. Visit her website & blog at www.jocelynshipley.com or on Facebook.
Hannah Squires studies creative writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has an affinity for creepy creatures with big hearts and hopes to spend her days writing about magic. Despite her love of monsters, she’s still afraid of the dark. She’s new to twitter, so be kind: @hannahsquires
Heather Talty is a copy editor and writer from New York City. She grew up reading lots of books and making things up, which is still pretty much what she does now, except she also works and drinks tea. Sometimes she writes about fairy tales at Mythopoetical (http://www.beatrixcottonpants.com) or tweets things (@heathertalty).
Sarah Tregay is a graphic designer, illustrator, and YA author. She lives in Eagle, Idaho with her husband, two Boston terriers, and an appaloosa named Mr. Pots. Her debut novel, Love and Leftovers, is written in verse.
Kacey Vanderkarr is a young adult author. She dabbles in fantasy, romance, and sci-fi, complete with faeries, alternate realities, and the occasional plasma gun. She’s known to be annoyingly optimistic and listen to music at the highest decibel. Her debut novel,Antithesis, is available from Inkspell Publishing. Kacey is the president of the Flint Area Writers and the Social Media Director forSucker Literary. When she’s not writing, she coaches winterguard and works as a sonographer. Kacey lives in Michigan, with her husband, son, crazycats, and two bearded dragons. www.kaceyvanderkarr.com
Ami Allen-Vath lives and writes in a small town along the shores of New Jersey. Her family is perfectly crazy and complete with a husband, boy, girl, and a dog called Yoda. Her work can be found in piles of old journals, napkins, and a couple issues of Nailpolish Stories, an online literary journal. She is a member of SCBWI, and has handful of works in progress. Ami is currently trying to keep calm and write on while querying her first contemporary YA novel. She has no legit blog yet because of commitment issues but can be found on the twitter via @amilouiseallen.
Susan Zall is a writer who wonders what possessed her to obtain an engineering degree. She is in final edits for her first novel, an adult thriller, and began writing a YA mystery this past summer. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, 3 year-old daughter, and two cats, and would do almost anything for an hour of uninterrupted writing.