Rhiannon Wilde was a high school English teacher before devoting herself to writing full-time in Brisbane cafes whilst listening to Cub Sport. Her debut YA novel, Henry Hamlet's Heart, was released in July 2021.
Hope is a Brisbane-based poet, writer, performer and general word-person who deeply believes in the incredible power of language. She's passionate about weird clothes and weird art, and in her spare time she hosts youth poetry slams and searches for the perfect iced chai recipe.
Kay Kerr is an autistic author and freelance writer from the Sunshine Coast. Her two YA novels, Please Don't Hug Me and Social Queue, are coming-of-age narratives featuring young neurodivergent women. Kay's writing has also appeared in The Guardian, SBS Voices, Daily Life, and Peppermint Magazine.
Prior to receiving her adult autism diagnosis, Kay worked as a community newspaper reporter and editor in Brisbane.
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.
Originally from Ballarat, Tobias worked for ten years as a dancer, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, Singin’ in the Rain and Guys and Dolls. He now lives in Sydney with his husband, Daniel, and their Cavoodle, Ollie. Tobias Madden is the author of the ABIA longlisted Anything But Fine and the forthcoming Take A Bow, Noah Mitchell and editor of Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories. He also co-wrote the cabaret show Siblingship, which played to sold-out audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities.