K.R. Conway is a sarcastic bugger who likes to torment Cape Cod’s summertime tourists, taunting them about sneaky sharks and traffic-free backroads. She’s been a professional journalist since 1999 when several newspaper editors lost their minds and hired her as a feature writer. She is best known, however, for her Urban Fantasy series, Undertow, which reads like a mash-up of Jaws and The Goonies.

Awards, nominations, and features include Barnes and Noble’s Seven Terrifying Summer Reads for Teens (2015), Teen Ink Magazine’s Best Picks, Girl’s Life Magazine Cool Winter Reads, newspapers, magazines, and radio. Nominations include Indie Recon Live (Best New YA, Best Opening Line, Best Book Boyfriend), YALSA, Cybil, Goodreads, IRDA, and others.

The series has spawned fan fiction, fan art, jewelry, clothing, and even tattoos. Conway, who is a member of SCBWI, teaches fiction craft at writer conferences, high schools, and libraries. She lives on Cape Cod with her equally weird family and a strange assortment of critters. When not writing, Conway drives a forty-foot Loser Cruiser that smells like forgotten Pony sneakers from the 80s. She can be found on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and her own blog.


Katie O’Sullivan, author of the Son of a Mermaid series, lives with her family and big dogs next to the ocean on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. She writes YA and romantic suspense novels, as well as working as an editor, magazine columnist and technical writer. Which explains all the coffee.

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Kristine Carlson Asselin’s debut YA novel ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT (Wicked Whale Publishing) will be available on November 18, 2017.

THE ART OF THE SWAP (Simon and Schuster), co-authored with Jen Malone, is scheduled to come out in spring 2018.

She has also published sixteen nonfiction books with both Capstone Press and Abdo Publishing for the school library market. She tweets at @KristineAsselin as well as her alter ego @QueryGodmother, where she tweets query tips and suggestions. She is represented by Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Find out more about Kristine at

South of Montgomery author, S.G Silva, lives on Cape Cod with her sports fanatic husband and two crazy boys. Due to her obsession with reading, she has discovered a love of storytelling within her own mind. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

LM. Ransom lives in West Michigan with her husband, son, daughter, and a beloved Jeep named Bernadette. She also shares her home with two crazy Dachsunds, and her heart with two naughty ponies. L.M. is a librarian by trade, and an author by passion.  She draws from her lifelong love and obsession with all things equine to spin tales about nefarious carousel horses. She is the author of LIFT.

A self-professed geek girl, L.M.’s fandoms span the galaxy from Tatooine to Gallifrey, and back down to the seedy streets of Gotham City.  As a Christian, she feels a calling to tell clean, intriguing stories for readers to escape into. You can find L. M. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and


Michael Wood, CSCS, is widely recognized as one the nation’s top health & fitness experts. He is a certified strength & conditioning specialist and nutrition coach (PN1). He serves as the Director of Michael Wood Fitness, formerly known as the Sports Performance Group, established in 1988. The award-winning fitness-consulting company calls some of the biggest names in the athletic, academic, and entertainment industries their clients. The company has completed more than 35,000 training sessions to date under Michael’s guidance.

Michael currently holds professional certifications from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS) and Precision Nutrition (Pn1). He has also held certifications from ACSM, NASM, and ACE.

Michael’s honors have included receiving the coveted Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” award and in both 2004 and 2005 Men’s Journal named Wood one of the top 100 trainers in the United States. In the December 2004 issue, the magazine also included Michael on their trainer “Dream Team,” comprised of the nine best trainers in the U.S.  He is the author of numerous publications, including the forthcoming TCB30.