Marianna Baer is the author of three YA novels, including The Inconceivable Life of Quinn and the forthcoming Wolfwood (both Amulet/Abrams).

After editing a long roster of YA and adult books as a freelance editor for various publishers, she became a developmental editor at Dovetail Fiction, the YA arm of book packaging company Working Partners. Her first Dovetail project, The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis, is an Indie Next Pick for Fall 2019. Marianna received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from VCFA.

William Giraldi

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Padma Venkatraman

Faculty, WCYA; Master Class Instructor, Alumnx Mini-Residency

Marianna Baer

Faculty, Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Dhonielle Clayton

Faculty, Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Katie Bayerl

YWN Workshop Leader, Alumnx Mini-Residency

Richard McCann

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Novel Retreat