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Meet the Team


wpid-20141209_181551-e1419005489300Natasha Raulerson grew up as a tomboy hanging with the guys, getting skinned knees, and swimming in the South Florida sun. Though she’s more inclined to wear dresses now, she still prefers a good pair of chucks and comfy pair of jeans. Tattoos, Jack Daniels, and hanging at the pool are three of her favorite things.  An author of adult romantic suspense, she’s represented by the amazing Laura Bradford of The Bradford Literary Agency.

By day she writes about the characters driving her imagination wild. By night she enjoys a good book, hanging with her hubs, and getting snuggle attacks from her two spoiled pups.


image2My name is Katharyn (or Katie, but Katharyn sounds more distinguished, doesn’t it?).

I am a twenty-six year-old perpetual teenager. Wife of a hot future-psychologist ginger, mother of a wonderfully screechy one year-old. I have my MFA in Screenwriting and am just finishing up the dregs of my MA in Literature. During the day I work as a creative type over at McBeard Media. At night (and in the early morning most sane people count as ‘night’) I write some pretty cool YA stuff (if I do say so myself). I’m represented by Carrie Howland at Donadio & Olsen.

I’m a coffee addict, pluviophile, a survivor of The Rejection Games (what I call querying), and a general lover of parentheses (duh). I love glitter, bats, and kilts.

Let’s talk about writing, guys.


pic2Leslie Ann Boyden is a YA writer with a Theatre Degree from Indiana University. As a self-proclaimed theatre geek, over the years Leslie has dabbled in acting, directing, playwriting, and props. She once bought a whaling harpoon on ebay for a show in college. Eventually, she found her calling in stage management and is now freelancing professionally.

When not in the theatre, Leslie can be seen with her nose in a good book or writing whatever strange idea pops in her head. She watches too much TV for her own good and can quote Scott Pilgrim vs. The World at the drop of a hat. She blogs about her writerly adventures at her website.


Me-SquaredKT Hanna has a love for words so extreme, a single word can spark entire worlds.

Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically out to kill you.

When she’s not writing, she freelance edits for Chimera Editing, interns for a NYC Agency, and chases her daughter, husband, corgi, and cat. No, she doesn’t sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, and beef jerky.

Her debut novel Chameleon (The Domino Project Book 1) is available now!

Note: Still searching for her Tardis


WWW HeadshotJill Haworth is an English born first time writer with a love of all things travel. Her last globe trotting adventure was a road trip that spanned forty eight United States and took three months to complete. She loves action movies, rum and the ocean, though is not to be confused with a pirate.

After many years of procrastination and inspired by her love of complex characters, dramatic plot twists and good story telling, she is finally embarking on her first fictional novel which is tentatively titled, ‘I’m Making This Up As I Go’. Co-incidentally, this is also her motto for life


ElleL.L. McKinney, AKA Elle, is a freelance writer and a published poet. She’s also the creator and host of the bi-annual Pitch Slam contest via her blog. Elle lives the single life in Kansas surrounded by more nieces and nephews than she knows what to do with. Aside doing the Favorite Aunt thing, she spends her weekends watching Saturday morning cartoons, defending her crown as the Mario Kart queen, and waging war against the enemies of Azeroth. For the Horde!

She’s spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests. She also enjoys long walks on the beach, piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. She’s represented by Melissa Nasson of Rubin Pfeffer Content


10646973_10202805747769243_7429059544603561516_nSuzanne Samin is a writer, editor, and recovering local news reporter from NYC. She is currently the editorial assistant for Kveller.com. Her writing has also appeared on xoJane, Bustle, and a number of local news outlets. She is passionate about news, writing, feminism, politics, geek culture, video games, and cuddly animals. Suzanne received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2013, with minors in history and drive-thru liquor store etiquette. When she isn’t writing, she’s working on her feminist fantasy novel, playing video games, and singing improvisational ballads to her corgi.


waldoBorn in Dublin Ireland, E.L. Wicker moved to England when she was nine years old. There she attended Coombe Girls School and her love of writing developed as she began to win literary competitions. A graduate of the Social Science’s at University of Essex, E.L. Wicker uses her knowledge of human nature to craft interesting characters and emotional relationships. Fractured Immortal is her first publication and the first in The Bearwood series.

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