*For info about TCWT and what we do, see this page.*
Hey guys! I’m John, founder of TCWT. As a teen writer myself, I started this blog in hopes of gathering together a community of young writers who are passionate about what they do, and it’s been really exciting to watch the site grow over the years. I love being able to support other writers like me, and the fact that all of you are so much more awesome and talented than I am is also totally cool.
Personally: I’m seventeen. I’m a YA writer, a nerdfighter, and a book geek, and I recently finished a year-and-a-half stint interning at the literary agency Fuse Literary. Some of my other pastimes include chocolate cake, Game of Thrones, and tweeting too much.
To contact me personally, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also have a website at johnhansenauthor.com
When I’m not writing (which is rarely), I’m a junior at the University of Michigan, majoring in Creative Writing & Literature and minoring in Global Media Studies. When I am writing, I’m a superhero (or aspiring YA author–take your pick). I founded and run the Chapter One Young Writers Conference. My hobbies include Netflix and not going outside.
My personal blog is at www.juliathewritergirl.com.
I’m a student at BYU-Idaho working towards my Creative Writing major and a novelist of primarily YA fantasy. I’m also the associate online administrator for Ch1Con! In my free time, I play cello, squee at kittens, and obsess over the BBC.
You can find me at my website: http://www.kirabudge.weebly.com.
Once upon a time, I wanted to grow up to become a doctor. Fortunately, I had the common sense to pursue a much more practical occupation, which is why I now chronicle the fictional lives of demons and rockstars. I am a chronic genre-hopper, and have written everything from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Romance.
You can connect with me on Goodreads.
I’m a twenty-one-year-old introvert gone wild. My love for reading has taken me all over the world from the Great Hall at Hogwarts to the depths of Mordor and to the dangerously romantic streets of Anne Rice & Lestat’s New Orleans and many other places I’d never have the time to name. However it was not until the summer after my first year at college that I (finally!) completed a manuscript and began to call myself a writer of all things but mostly those with a speculative twist.
I currently study Political Science and English (with a concentration in Creative Writing) at Wellesley College and recently won the SCBWI Student Writer Scholarship for my writing. I can be found peering out of the window of my room (aka the perfect spot for people watching), exploring Boston, chatting with other readers and writers on Twitter or blogging at whimsicallyours.com.
More of my writing can be found online at patricecaldwell.com.
I am an eighteen-year-old freshman at Sarah Lawrence College. I’ve been writing since I was seven and have written four or five novels, depending on what you count as a novel. I am the creative consultant for Ch1Con and have attended and spoken at the last two conferences. In my free time, I scroll through Tumblr and write poetry to avoid working on my prose.
My name is Aisha, but I am most commonly referred to as the Queen of Procrastination. That’s a different story. I’m a fifteen year old writer currently stationed in Washington State. I can normally be found running madly to catch my bus or sleeping (these two things may or may not be connected). I mostly write fantasy or YA fantasy, but I have been branching out lately–including working on my spoken word skills.
I’m a seventeen-year-old writer currently working on my sixth novel. I’m a fan of junk food coated in cheese dust, contemporary YA, everything about Taylor Swift, and your face. When not on Twitter, I can be found solving crimes or saving the world; unfortunately, I am always on Twitter.
Visit me at markobrienwrites.blogspot.com.
Emma Rose Ryan:
I’m a sixteen year old junior living somewhere in the Midwest. My family and green tea notwithstanding, I love stories more than anything in the world. My primary obsessions are middle-grade fiction and fairy tales. However, I also enjoy reading classic lit, YA romances and modernizations/adaptations of any sort. I automatically adore anything that involves superheros, dragons, or engaging female protagonists. I writes short-stories, tweets, MG fantasy novels I’ll never finish, and content for the Ch1Con Tumblr. In my limited free time, I can be found working with young actors at my local theater company, crying over Agents of Shield GIF sets, and listening to Welcome To Night Vale.