Jodi McAlister is the author of the new young adult novel Libby Lawrence Is Good At Pretending and the YA paranormal Valentine series. Her adult rom-com debut, Here For The Right Reasons, will be out in July. She is also an academic who studies romance and pop culture, and is a Senior Lecturer in Writing, Literature and Culture at Deakin University.
Melanie Saward is a proud descendant of the Bigambul and Wakka Wakka peoples. She is a writer, editor, and university lecturer based in Tulmur (Ipswich). Her writing has been published in Flock, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, and New Australian Fiction 2019 and she is the managing editor of Djed Press.