Kat Mayo is an avid reader of romance novels. She blogs at bookthingo.com.au and hosts a podcast that explores the place of romance fiction in literary culture. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and she received the 2014 Romance in the Media Award from the Romance Writers of Australia for her essay, Dear columnists, romance fiction is not your bitch. @BookThingo.
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.
Mina V. Esguerra writes and publishes romance novels. Her young adult/fantasy trilogy Interim Goddess of Love is a college love story featuring gods from Philippine mythology. Her contemporary romance novellas won the Filipino Readers' Choice awards for Chick Lit in 2012 (Fairy Tale Fail) and 2013 (That Kind of Guy). In 2013, she founded #RomanceClass, a community of Filipino authors of romance in English, and it has since helped over 80 authors write and publish over 100 books. She is also a media adaptation agent, working with LA-based Bold MP to develop romance media by Filipino creatives for an international audience. Visit minavesguerra.com for more information about her books and projects.