Mackenzie Reide is a mechanical engineer who loves to write. Her YA short stories are published in the science fiction anthology series, Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals and Gizmos and BNG: Tales of Girls Who Tech and Tinker. She also writes for adults in the sci-fi anthology series Infinite Dimensions: Memory and Infinite Dimensions: Crossroads. She loves to see strong girls represented which is reflected in her middle-grade novels, The Mystery of Troll Creek, The Mask of the Troll and The Mine Caper of The Adventurers trilogy. When not living in her imagination, she is out on adventures of her own in the mountains of Western Canada.
To learn more about Mackenzie and her books check out www.mackenziereide.com
Tia Dionne Hodge-Jones
Tia Dionne Hodge-Jones is an award-winning filmmaker, writer/playwright, and actor. She is the inaugural recipient of the Adrienne Kennedy Society’s Louis Kent-Hope Award for Excellence in Creative Writing & Poetry, is a former National Poetry Slam Team Champion, and wrote more than 60 monologues and scenes during her almost 17 years as one of Performer Theatre Workshop’s acting teachers and Playwright-in-Residence. Her first collection of monologues, Play. Speak., (OddInt Media) was published in 2014. Tia Dionne has co-starred in several episodes within the Law & Order franchise, ABC’s Forever, and 666 Park Avenue, to name a few. She currently plays Wendy, the female lead in Executive Producer Shaquil O’Neill’s and producer/writer Eddie Harris’s recently released film, STEPS. She appeared in Nicole Holofcener’s Netflix film, Land of Steady Habits, and as a lead in Tom Zanca’s new web series The Deep State. She is the creator of the original dramedy web series, Where’s the Love?. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, New York Women in Film, SAG-AFTRA, and AEA.