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Abigail Baia
Abigail Baia
Abigail Baia

Abigail loves immersing herself into stories to help new authors turn their words into art. She started as a visual artist, attaining her B.A. in Graphic Design, however after years of designing book covers, she dreamt of becoming an author herself. She went back to school and earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching of Writing. She is happy to report that her first novel is due for release in November of 2020. She has also worked on several literary anthologies for teen writers and new authors.

Abigail is an educator at heart, she not only teaches literature but also runs online creative writing workshops for adults through Cable Creek Publishing. She is also a judge in the Ink & Insights Creative Writing Contest, where she not only scores new novels, but also gives detailed feedback as a way to help new authors become published. Abigail has put her creative spirit to use as a developmental editor, writing coach, and ghostwriter.

 

Katy Trice
Katy Trice
Katy Trice

Katy shares a love of young adult literature and listens to podcasts whenever she is in the car. She has fond memories of attending and being on support staff at East Coast young writers conferences, which inspired her to become an English teacher. Her passion is bridging the gap between high school and college by helping students find their passion—like a writing conference did for her.

A recent graduate of Salisbury University’s Masters of English Literature program; she has taught First Year Composition for four semesters and is happy to be returning to the central Pennsylvania area. A graduate of Messiah College herself, she was actively involved in the English and Education departments on campus, and she knows the best places to hammock, too. For the past couple of summers, Katy has designed her own summer camps for a local art museum and supported educational programming at a maritime museum.