AJ graduated from the University of Victoria's Bachelor of Microbiology program in 2019. After living in some of Canada's biggest cities, they returned to the west coast to pursue a career as a writer. In 2022, AJ published two short stories in the literary journal, Beside the Point. They have also published multiple book reviews as a contributing writer with NEXUS newspaper. AJ was awarded the Orca Book Publishers One World for All Children Award in 2022. AJ now works on early-reader books for Engage Books and (top secret!) novels for young adults. When not reading or writing they can be found hiking or wandering on the beach. AJ lives with their wonderful partner and a ridiculous, thumb-wielding cat named Rupertther
Sarah became an editor after many years of working as a bookseller, columnist and reviewer. She has also taught courses on writing, editing and publishing. Sarah was an editor at Orca Book Publishers for thirteen years before she (semi)-retired to become a freelance editor. She is also the author of a baker's dozen of books for young readers (board book to YA). When she's not reading, writing or editing, Sarah runs around after her three grandchildren, does yoga, (to counteract the effects of running around after small children), walks, draws and meditates.
Alexis Roumanis graduated from Simon Fraser University's Master of Publishing program in 2009. Since then, he has edited hundreds of children's books, and written more than 100 educational books. His audience includes children in grades K-12 as well as university students. Alexis lives with his wife and three young boys in British Columbia, Canada. He enjoys the outdoors, reading a good book, and has a passion for learning new things.