Georgia McBride is the founder and host of #YAlitchat ont witter. She is joined by co-hosts who volunteer their time on a weekly basis.
Founder and Host, Georgia McBride
Georgia McBride is founder of the popular weekly #Yalitchat on twitter and interactive online community. McBride is also a speculative fiction writer who is represented by Tamar Rydzinksi of The Laura Dail Agency.
A strong proponent of young adult literature; McBride is also an avid marketer. Georgia is a frequent writing contest judge and works tirelessly to bring the YA community together. Visit www.georgiamcbride.com and follow @georgia_mcbride on twitter.
Co-Host, Dawn Metcalf
Dawn Metcalf has no good excuse for the way she writes. She lived in a normal, loving, suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies, and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, she was clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humour and graphic novels. As a result, she writes dark, quirky, and sometimes humorous speculative fiction. Visit Dawn on her blog and follow her on twitter @dawnmetcalf.
Her debut YA novel LUMINOUS was released by Dutton Books in 2011.
Nicole Olea, Chat Booking Manager, Membership Ambassador
Have an idea for a chat? Send to nicole (at) yalitchat (dot) org
YALITCHAT.ORG is an all-volunteer organization lead by:
- Founder and President, Georgia McBride
- Secretary and Perturbed YA Parents Coordinator, Jennifer Million
- eBook and Synopsis Repairshop Coordinator, L.M Preston
- On Submissions Coordinator, Nikki Katz
- Agent Insider Coordinator, Lauren Hammond
- First Pages Coordinator, Jessie Harrell
- Picture Book Corner Coordinator, Laura Chesterson
- Copy Editor, Aja Hannah
- Membership Ambassador, Nicole Olea
- Fundraising Manager, Heather ZenZen
- Member News and Queries That Worked Coordinator, Adrienne Gelbart
- YA News Coordinator, P.K. Hzero
- Submissions Mailbox Coordinator, Amanda Schoen
- Middle Grade Lair Coordinator, Sheri Larsen
- PREMIUM Membership Community Manager, Kelly Mooney
- Grants Program and Experts Coordinator, C. Lee McKenzie
- Events Coordinator, Jessica Capelle
- Query Kick-Around Coordinator, A.E. Rought
- Newsletter Producer, Tara Sundaram
- Graphics Designer, Elisa Nader