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Laura Diaz de Arce is a Floridian author with a lack of tact and an unwillingness to conform to polite society. She has a deep affection for anything kitsch and weird, and that goes quadruple for any sort of media. In her spare time, she overthinks identity, ethics, epistemology, and cartoons. Laura is the author of Monstrosity: Tales of Transformation. You can find her poorly spelled musings on Twitter, Instagram, and Patreon @QuetaAuthor. 
Gitz Crazyboy is a Siksikatsitapi (Blackfoot) and Dene youth facilitator. Gitz works with youth and creates youth-focused programs.  Gitz’s passion and purpose is helping the next generation and he has held many positions within the youth education profession. Ever the activist for the environment and Indigenous rights, Gitz is known for his leadership and participation in the Idle No More movement. A storyteller to his core, he has always had a deep connection to traditional teachings since his mother read to him as a child, and continues to be guided by the ancient wisdom the Elders carry.  Along with writing, Gitz loves to create music and enjoys being introduced to new sounds. Currently Gitz is actively reconnecting with his Blackfoot roots.  He believes the truth of who we are is in the truth and mysteries our ancestors carried – through ceremonies, songs, medicine, love and laughter.
Margaret Kingsbury writes about fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales for Book Riot, Star Trek, and other websites, and she’s co-creator of Baby Librarians where she, a friend, and their children write about the children’s books they love. Her fairytale fiction has been published in Nonbinary Review, Devilfish Review, and Expanded Horizons, among other places. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, daughter, and their many, many books. Find out more on her website and follow her on Instagram @babylibrarians or Twitter @areaderlymom
Chris La Tray is a writer who lives near Missoula, MT. His first book, One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From the World At Large (2018, Riverfeet Press) won the 2018 Montana Book Award and a 2019 High Plains Book Award. He is currently at work on a new book that will be published by Milkweed Editions in late 2020. Chris is Chippewa-Cree Métis, and is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. 
Ivonne Spinoza is a trilingual Latina writer and illustrator. She’s been a Feminist since her early teens and this fact inevitably tints her work to this day. She believes in the transformative power of art and in sisterhood through lifting other female voices. She sometimes writes for television, and is always jet-setting around, drinking coffee, and spoiling her kitties. You can learn more about her at ivonnespinoza.com and find her everywhere online as @IvonneSpinoza
Laila Winters (she/her) is an anxious, cosplaying YA author of science fiction and fantasy. Also an avid reader, she squeezed a small library into her 600sf apartment and continues to add to her collection, much to her fiancée’s dismay. Laila is part of the LGBTQ+ community and identifies as both a lesbian and asexual. When she’s not writing, Laila enjoys cosplaying, crocheting, and watching documentaries. She’s a shield maiden at heart, has a love for snarky pirates, and is distantly related to Blackbeard. She lives somewhere deep in the Midwest with her fiancée and dogs, Moo and Shiro.

^Biracial author