Writing Novels for Young People Retreat Faculty

The following faculty will be leading our retreat.

Erin Black works on middle-grade and young adult novels, including the Shadow House series by Dan Poblocki, Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White, From You to Me by K. A. Holt, Lights, Camera, Disaster by Erin Dionne, and Secondhand Wishes by Anna Staniszewski. She likes everything from contemporary to fantasy, and humor to horror, and loves few things better than stories about kickass girls.

Linda CamachoLinda Camacho graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in Communication and has held various positions at Penguin Random House, Dorchester, Simon and Schuster, Writers House, and Prospect Agency. She's done everything from foreign rights to editorial to marketing to operations, and received her MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Now at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency, Linda is looking for MG, YA, and adult fiction across all genres (especially upmarket, women’s fiction/romance, and literary horror); she's also seeking select picture book and graphic novel writer-illustrators.

A.S. KingA.S. King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by The New York Times Book Review. King is the author of highly-acclaimed novels including her 2016 release Still Life with Tornado, 2015’s surrealist I Crawl Through It, Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, Reality Boy, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Ask the Passengers, Everybody Sees the Ants, 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Please Ignore Vera Dietz, among others. She is a faculty member of the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and spends many months of the year traveling the country speaking to high school and university students. After more than a decade living self-sufficiently and teaching literacy to adults in Ireland, she now lives in Pennsylvania.

Malinda LoMalinda Lo is the author of several young adult novels, including most recently A Line in the Dark. Her novel Ash, a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda’s nonfiction has been published by The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Toast, The Horn Book, and AfterEllen. Her website is www.malindalo.com.


Registration opens November 1, 2018.


Tirzah Price

Retreat Director
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