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’m a PitchWars 2020 Mentor & 2016 mentee. It changed my writing life forever.
Co-host Candace Mieding
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. Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or on my website!
Co-host Ellen McGinty
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
Hi, 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).