SHAUNA JAMES AHERN is the face behind the award-winning blog, glutenfreegirl. She is considered one of the best food bloggers in the world, as well as one of the most authoritative sources on the internet about gluten-free living. Her first book, GLUTEN-FREE GIRL, shares her stories, recipes and tips for healthy eating and living. She is the author, with her husband, Daniel Ahern, of GLUTEN-FREE GIRL AND THE CHEF, which was picked by The New York Times as one of the top cookbooks of 2010, and GLUTEN-FREE GIRL EVERYDAY, which won the 2014 James Beard Award for Focus on Health. Their next book will be GLUTEN-FREE GIRL, AMERICAN CLASSICS REINVENTED.

JESSICA ALEXANDER lived in and worked in the past decade’s most prominent international disasters. She is currently getting her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on improving aid during humanitarian disasters. She is at work on her memoir, WELCOME BACK TO CIVILIZATION!, about an American girl who grew up in the sheltering cradle of an upper middle class Connecticut town and ended up managing a 24,000-person refugee camp in North Darfur.

JILL ALEXANDER taught high school English and Spanish before becoming a writer full-time. She is the author of THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY, and most recently PARADISE, a YA novel, in which a fifteen-year-old drummer’s world is turned upside down when an accordion-playing bad boy nails the audition to be frontman of her band and challenges all of her beliefs and her boundaries, while she also tries to keep her rockin’ life a secret from her overbearing and disapproving mother.