Conneticut native Lauren Strasnick is the author of the YA Romances Nothing Like You and Her and Me and You.
Ned Vizzini is the author of the YA novels It's a Funny Kind of Story (now a major motion picture), Be More Chill and Teen Angst? Naaah...
Lauren Kate lives in Laurel Canyon and is the author of Torment, Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove.
Sonya Sopes is the author of numerous books, including One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies.
And guest curator and host Cecil Castellucci, author of numerous novels, including the just released Rose Sees Red.