YARWA Members M-P
Tif believes in and writes about heart-eyes romance, the strength of families, and the endurance of friendship. A craft enthusiast and food-lover, Tif is a veteran Army Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Administration, and is inspired daily by her own military hero and four children.
Maureen McGowan is the National Bestselling author of two popular YA series including the dystopian thriller series: The Dust Chronicles. She writes exciting, fast-paced novels, enjoyed by teen and adult readers alike. Maureen always loved writing fiction, but side-tracked by a persistent practical side, it took her a few years to channel her energy into novels. After leaving a career in finance and accounting, she hasn’t looked back. Aside from her love of books, she’s passionate about films, fine handcrafted objects and shoes. Her most recent titles include: Deviants (Oct, 2012), Compliance (June 2013), Glory (coming June 2014).
Shawn McGuire writes Young Adult contemporary with a bit of fantasy thrown in for fun and New Adult short stories. She lives in Colorado with her husband and son where she loves hiking the Rockies and is trying to learn to downhill ski.
Angele McQuade is the author of two books about investing, INVESTMENT CLUBS FOR DUMMIES and INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESSFUL INVESTING. As a monthly columnist for Better Investing magazine since 2000, she’s published more than 300 cover and feature articles. She teaches Cash & Creativity workshops at local and national events (including RWA National in 2016) and offers an extended three-week class online (more details on her website). Angele also writes novels for children and young adults, and is a member of RWA, WRW, YARWA, SCBWI, and the Authors Guild. She is represented by Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Marty Mayberry writes anything from young adult sci-fi to adult historical fantasy. When she’s not dreaming up ways to mess with her character’s lives, she works as an RN/Clinical Documentation Specialist. She has a BA in International Affairs in German and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She lives in New England with her husband and grown children, as well as three neurotic cats and a geriatric chocolate lab. Give her a long walk on a powdery beach, an ancient ruin to explore, or a good book, and her life’s complete. She’s represented by Jessica Watterson of the Sandra Dijkstra Agency.
Elizabeth is a Midwestern girl with a healthy dose of wanderlust who writes science fiction and fantasy novels when she's not optimizing supply chain processes for technology companies. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband. When she's not working or writing, you can find her training for a swim meet, or devouring all the books.
Tracy Hewitt Meyer
Tracy Hewitt Meyer is the award-winning author of The Rowan Slone Series, gritty YA contemporary novels set in Appalachia. Tracy was born and raised in West Virginia and though she has since moved from her childhood home, trees and mountains and fresh air are in her blood. As a staunch introvert, she loves the act of living life but is often overwhelmed by it.
Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her series include The Two Realms Trilogy, a medieval fantasy adventure, and The Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances. Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students that mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.
Rachelle is the author of dark and twisty YA and Adult fantasy full of kick ass and complicated heroines, and is represented by Mary C. Moore of Kimberley Cameron & Associates. When she’s not penning fantastical worlds and impossible situations for her characters, she enjoys reading, dancing with her tribal belly dance troupe, watching paranormal investigation shows, and traveling to all corners of the globe. She resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and rescue pit bull, Rasta (who thinks he owns the place). She can subsist completely on coffee/tea, wine, and books.
Tuere Morton writes young adult fiction by night and is a health professional by day, earning an MS from the University of Stony Brook. When she isn’t voraciously reading, the Long Island native’s fearless children and lovable German shepherd serve as inspirations for her stories. She hopes you’ll enjoy the first book in her series, ICON
Lea Nolan is a USA Today bestselling author who writes books for young adults featuring bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She also pens smart, witty contemporary stories for adults filled with head-swooning, heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her heroically supportive husband and three clever children, she resides in Maryland where she scarfs down crab cakes and bakes the ugliest birthday cakes known to man.
Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she'd never lose her French accent. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, their dog and their cat. She's also a serial smiley user.
Karen Nunes works numbers by day, words by night. She lives in sunny California with her husband, two children, and dogs. She loves her family, the beach, and occasionally raspberry-mango margaritas. Most of her spare time is taken up with reading, and writing. She is currently at work on her second YA Novel.
Andy Palmer was born to an English mother and U.S. serviceman father and grew up on or near military bases in Europe. An early love of reading sparked an interest to create his own stories. After spending many years dabbling, he finally rolled up his sleeves to commit to his creative love. Andy works in IT and lives in Maryland with his wife and three children. When not writing or reading, he loves spending time with his family and gaming with his friends.
Arwen Paris is the author of young adult fiction. Her debut YA Sci-fi Urban Fantasy novel FATE OF THE STARS released September 1, 2017. The second book in the Fate of the Stars series RIVAL is coming in 2018. The actions packed pages of her novels are filled with characters that are forced to face fears they never expected. When she's not writing, you can see posts of her (too many) vacations that keep her sane. Arwen lives in Washington, has a big crazy family & after the day job, she writes Fiction For the Fearless - #F3Fanatic.
A resident of Northern California, Gayle is a fantasy geek who loves creating worlds, then writing stories involving characters who have to figure out how to survive in those worlds. A hybrid author and a proud member of Romance Writers of America and several of its chapters, Gayle’s twelve books and three series span the paranormal gamut from Young Adult Fantasy to Adult Paranormal Romance, with a Paranormal Ménage recently added under her pen name, Marie Booth. As long as there’s magic involved, she’s in.
A lover of all things happily-ever-after, a young Shaila would finish reading her Golden Books copy of Cinderella and then chuck it aside -- all because there wasn't an epilogue. (Was it too much to ask what happened after she hooked up with the Prince?) Book 1 of her multicultural teen paranormal, Soulmated, is coming out April 2017 from Month 9 Books. She's also working on a multicultural new adult contemporary. Rep'd by Amanda Leuck of Spencerhill Associates.
Rose Phillips is the author of contemporary fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, CUTTING TO THE CHASE, was released in February 2017. Her second novel, COLOR ME GRAY, hit the shelves in October 2017. Both novels were published by Evernight Teen Publishing in a previous incarnation, Rose was an educator who worked with at-risk adolescents. She has left that behind to write. She lives on the beautiful west coast with the love of her life and her two fur children, Ginger and Spice.