MISTI-Con is proud to welcome the following publishing professionals to the 2019 Lit Track:
Sarah Guan is an associate editor of science fiction and fantasy at Orbit Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. She has previously worked both for other SFF publishers and for a literary agency. She enjoys fiction that asks hard questions and expands one's horizons, all while making readers weep for the protagonists and fall headfirst into the world the author has built. She is enthusiastic about amplifying underrepresented and marginalized voices of all stripes.
Twitter: @orbitbooks; @Sarah_Guan
Stephanie Guerdan works in editorial at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she acquires and edits middle grade and teen. Some of the books she has worked on include the acclaimed debut We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia and the Soldier Dogs series. She likes queer fiction, weird science, and Star Wars.
Find her on Twitter: @captainsteph
Attractive brunette Irvin Khaytman, twenty-seven, whose savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations– Never mind all that. Irvin Khaytman is a walking Harry Potter encyclopedia from New York City, where he does taxes by day and all things geeky by night. He has been writing essays about Harry Potter since 2007 as “hpboy13,” and became a columnist at MuggleNet in 2011. When not reading or discussing books, Irvin can be found dancing to wizard rock or planning costumes for conventions. He identifies as a Ravenpuff.
Website: lifeandliesofdumbledore.com; http://bit.ly/LifeLiesBoW http://bit.ly/LifeLiesAmazon https://books2read.com/LifeLies
Cass Morris works as a writer and educator in central Virginia and occasionally moonlights as a bookseller in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She completed her Master of Letters at Mary Baldwin University in 2010, and she earned her undergraduate degree, a BA in English with a minor in history, from the College of William and Mary in 2007. She reads voraciously, wears corsets voluntarily, and will beat you at MarioKart. Her debut novel, From Unseen Fire: Book One of the Aven Cycle, is a Roman-flavored historical fantasy released by DAW Books.
Twitter & IG: @cassrmorris
D. R. Perry
D.R. Perry writes fun Young Adult Paranormal, tongue-in-cheek Urban Fantasy, noir Alternate History, and soon, witchy Cozy Mysteries with cute magical critters. She lives with her husband, child, and dog in Rhode Island where all her books are set. Although she's not a native New Englander, once up north she got so inspired she couldn't leave. A wild Northern Muse attacked. D.R. used Typing; it was Super Effective. This is one geeky author who loves writing for the sense of adventure and wonder. In her books, you’ll find real characters, fantastic worlds, and a handful each of humor and hope.
Lindsay Ribar is one-third of the writing team behind THE PROS OF CONS, along with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman. As a solo author, her work includes the YA contemporary fantasy ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES (Andre Norton award nomination), and the YA genie duology THE ART OF WISHING and THE FOURTH WISH. After spending nine years as a literary agent specializing in genre fiction, Lindsay now has a day job with an adult SF/F publisher. She is a concert addict, a fanfic fanatic, and a lover of red wine. Ask her about her Harry Potter tattoo.
Cecilia Tan is the author of over 20 novels of fantasy, science fiction, erotica, and romance, including the Magic University series, Daron's Guitar Chronicles, and The Prince's Boy. She is the winner of the RT Reviewers Choice Award, Pioneer Award, and NLA Writing Award, among many others. She is currently at work on an urban fantasy/paranormal series for Tor Books entitled The Vanished Chronicles.