Mandi Lynn

Mandi Lynn published her first novel when she was seventeen. The author of Essence, I am Mercy and She’s Not Here, Mandi spends her days continuing to write and creating YouTube videos to help other writers achieve their dreams of seeing their books published. Mandi is the owner of Stone Ridge Books, a company that works to help authors bring their books to life through cover design and digital book marketing. She is also the creator of AuthorTube Academy, a course that teaches authors how to grow their presence on YouTube and find loyal readers. When she’s not creating, you can find Mandi exploring her backyard or getting lost in the woods. 

Want to hear her full journey? Read Becoming an Author!

Bethany Atazadeh

Bethany Atazadeh is a Minnesota-based author of YA novels (Evalene’s Number and Pearl’s Number) and children’s books (The Confident Corgi).

?She graduated from Northwestern College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Writing Emphasis. But after graduation, she pursued songwriting, recording, and performing with her band, and writing went on the back-burner.

In 2016, she was inspired by the NaNoWriMo challenge to return to writing and draft a novel in 30 days, and since then she hasn’t stopped. Evalene’s Number was released on December 5, 2017. The Confident Corgi came out on May 29, 2017. And Pearl’s Number just recently released on November 13, 2018!

Meanwhile, Bethany pursues other passions, such as herPatreon page dedicated to helping other authors write and publish their novels, as well as her YouTube channel with writing related videos about her process and author journey.

Outside of writing, Bethany is a crazy dog lady obsessed with her corgi puppy, Penny, a wife, a musician, an amateur painter, and a follower of Jesus.