Nzondi

NOMINATIONS: Oware Mosaic (Omnium Gatherum), Young Adult Novel, 2019 BIO: Nzondi was born Acemandese Nzondi Hall in Elmhurst, New York. He earned his BFA from C. W. Post, Long Island University. Having resided in Los Angeles for sixteen years, Nzondi is a gym enthusiast, enjoys drop-biscuit peach cobbler, hiking, sweet and oaky-flavored whiskey and writing. His daily thoughts and shenanigans […]

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Gardner, Liana

NOMINATIONS: Speak No Evil (Vesuvian Books), Young Adult Novel, 2019 BIO: Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution, The Journal of Angela Ashby, and Speak No Evil. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the […]

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Dávila Cardinal, Ann

NOMINATIONS: Five Midnights (Tor Teen), Young Adult Novel, 2019 BIO: Ann Dávila Cardinal is a novelist and director of student recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) where she earned her MFA in Writing. She also helped create VCFA’s winter Writing residency in Puerto Rico. She comes from a long line of Puerto Rican writers, including poets Virgilio and José Antonio […]

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Read, Sarah

NOMINATIONS: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio Publishing), First Novel, 2019 Out of Water (Trepidatio Publishing), Fiction Collection, 2019 BIO: Sarah Read is a dark fiction writer in the frozen north of Wisconsin. Her short stories can be found in various places, including Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year vol 10. A collection of her short fiction called OUT OF […]

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Lane, Michelle Renee

NOMINATIONS: Invisible Chains (Haverhill House Publishing), First Novel, 2019 BIO: Michelle Renee Lane writes dark speculative fiction about women of color battling their inner demons while falling in love with monsters. Her work includes elements of fantasy, horror, romance, and occasionally erotica. Her short fiction appears in the anthologies Dark Holidays, Terror Politico: A Screaming World in Chaos, and The […]

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Amor, Gemma

NOMINATIONS: Dear Laura (Independently Published), First Novel, 2019 BIO: Gemma Amor is an author, podcaster and illustrator from Bristol, in the UK. Her debut collection of short stories, Cruel Works of Nature, was published in 2018. She is also the author of Dear Laura, Till the Score is Paid, and the soon to be released White Pines.  Gemma also writes for […]

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