Hey, I’m Nova. I created The Spinning Pen to be a place where authors & book lovers could gather to find community, share writing tips, book reviews, interviews, and more!

I am the author of the CALCULATED series including, Calculated, Simulated and upcoming Activated -out April 21st, 2022, with Wise Wolf Books.You can order it on my website, Amazon, or any bookstore.

I’m represented by Amy Jameson at A + B Works Literary. Calculated is currently in development to become a major motion picture by One Door Studios.

I’m a PitchWars 2020 Mentor & 2016 mentee. It changed my writing life forever.

If you’re an author & want to be interviewed or a reader and want to review a book contact me: at: thespinningpen@gmail.com or on www.novamcbee.com Follow & chat with me on Instagram or twitter!

Co-host Candace Kade


Hi! I’m Candace, a recovering over-achiever spending my free time dreaming up stories that typically involve tech, psychology, culture and/or swords. I’m a certified Krav Maga instructor and love writing action-packed martial art scenes in each book. I’m also a third culture kid mix of Chinese + American, and consider Chengdu and Austin to be my home. My debut novel, ENHANCED, will be coming out with Enclave Publishing March of 2023, but is available for pre-order now! Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or on my website!

Co-host Ellen McGinty


Hi! I’m Ellen, an author and freelance editor based in Japan. I’ve always loved books and dreamed of either writing stories or living them like Indiana Jones. And I imagine that I’ve found a magical mixture of both as a working mom in the world’s largest metropolis.

As an editor, my passion is to make your story shine with professional-level editing AND a helpful dose of author encouragement. I have a Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing and a decade of experience in fiction writing, editing, and journalism. My debut novel, THE WATER CHILD, released 2021. Connect with me on Instagram or on my website for editorial services!

Contributor Caleb Robinson


Hey I’m Caleb and I’m a contributor for the Spinning Pen! I also run a Instagram account for writers which you can follow here.

Partner & BFF Dana Black


Hey! I’m Dana Black, and I’m in love with Story. After a turn as an angsty teen poet, I slowly settled into the realm of writing novels for those awesome teens instead. I love mixing the conventional with the fantastic, and my projects range from princesses with illegal magic to teens in a government leadership training academy on a mysterious island to time-traveling siblings on a mission to save history from an evil organization. You can find me on social media (Twitter, Instagram).

Contributor Katie Wong

stairscrcorrectHi, I’m Katie Wong. I’ve been jotting down stories since I was sixteen and read a badly-written book that made me realize: I can do this! I started writing fan-fiction to hone my skills, and I still enjoy reading novel-length fanfic. During university I worked at a publishing house (just in operations). But it gave me an even better idea of what I enjoy doing in the publishing world. I write YA sci-fi and fantasy genres. Feel free to contact me on my tumblr.


Contributor Abigail O’Bryan


(ON HIATUS) My name is Abigail and fairy tales are my jam. My notebook is filled with descriptions of the world, snippets of poetry, and dramatized scenes of the mundane aspects of my life (cue the lovely paragraph on my morning coffee ritual). Outside of my writing, I love throwing tea parties, mentoring, swing dancing, and spending time with my marvelous family. And music. I adore music. You can find me on social media (Twitter, Instagram).


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