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WriteOut 2017 Authors


Ally Condie is the author of the Matched Trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. Matched was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten and named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010. The sequels, Crossed and Reached, were also critically acclaimed and received starred reviews, and all three books are available in 30+ languages. Her newest books are Atlantia and Summerlost.


Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to co-write the Virals series. The first book in his new solo young adult series, Nemesis, will be published March 21, 2017, by Penguin Younger Readers. Brendan is also a member of the Executive Board for both YALLFEST and YALLWEST young adult literary festivals.


Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders series and Fablehaven series. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once earned a gold medal in a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house. He always secretly wanted to write books and is contentedly living his dream.


Margaret Stohl is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with a 16-year career in videogames. Her internationally bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels have been published in nearly 50 countries and released as a feature film from Warner Brothers. She also wrote the Black Widow series from Disney Publishing and her first sci-fi series, Icons, is in development as a feature film with Alcon Entertainment.


Ann Dee Ellis is the author of three young adult novels (This is What I Did:Everything is FineThe End or Something Like) and one middle grade novel (You May Already be a Winner). Her books have received multiple starred reviews and other honors. Ellis teaches creative writing and rhetoric at Brigham Young University. When she’s not writing and teaching, she’s wrestling one of her five kids or hiking in the foothills with her husband.


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