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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fifteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received multiple starred reviews, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, been inducted into the Library Reads Hall of Fame, named Amazon and Audible Romance of the Year, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. They have been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Time, Entertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more.

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Lauren St. Williams, also know as “Lauren Lux” is the founder and creator of the local community and brand, PHXGirlboss. PHXGirlboss is network of female entrepreneurs and professional women that support each other, collaborate and connect through local events. Lauren has always been a creative entrepreneur as a professional photographer for many years, consultant and influencer. She has a passion for uplifting women, and creating meaningful connections through social media & networking events.

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Bridget has been an avid reader since she was a young adult.  In May of 2016 she started the bookstagram account @darkfaerietales_ and it has become a huge passion of hers. She is co-owner of the bookstagram tour company Storygram Tours! She has four beautiful children and has been married for 13 years to her wonderful husband! She lives in the adventurous state of Idaho and loves spending as much time as she can with her family!

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Simone Jung is a book blogger and the bookstagrammer behind Simone and Her Books. She spends her days reading books, writing about books, talking about books, and generally falling in love with the stories within those pages. When she’s not reading, she’s spending time with her husband, baking new gluten-free recipes, working on her deadlift, or watching anime. Her preferred genres are science fiction, fantasy, diverse YA, and a little romance.

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Maryal is the founder and editor of LoveandSpecs.com, a lifestyle site sharing and celebrating her love of the cottage lifestyle through fun, inviting cottage home decor inspiration, easy, design-focused DIY project tutorials, effortless, casual style ideas for men and women and unique travel insights, on a budget.

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Cade is the owner of Hey Atlas Creative: a literary inspired shop featured in the top bookish subscription boxes all over the world, and a full-service creative studio specializing in print design, branding, and illustration. They live on Whidbey Island with their partner Andrew and really cute kiddo, Eliot.

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