Dear Teen Me letters are brought to you by….
E. Kristin Anderson, Post Master In Chief
E. Kristin Anderson grew up in Westbrook, Maine and is a graduate of Connecticut College. She has a fancy diploma that says “B.A. in Classics,” which makes her sound smart but has not helped her get any jobs in Ancient Rome. Once upon a time she worked for The New Yorker magazine, but she decided being a grown up just wasn’t for her. Currently living in Austin, Texas, Ms. Anderson is an assistant editor at Hunger Mountain for their YA and Children’s section. With Miranda Kenneally, Ms. Anderson is the co-editor of the DEAR TEEN ME anthology (Zest Books, 2012), based on the website of the same name. As a poet she has been published worldwide in around two dozen literary journals from the UK indie-queen Fuselit, to Cordite in Australia to the US’ Post Road and the Cimarron Review. She hand-wrote her first trunk book at sixteen. It was about the band Hanson and may or may not still be in a notebook at her parents’ house. Look out for Ms. Anderson’s work the forthcoming anthology COIN OPERA II, a collection of poems about video games from Sidekick Books and in FUTUREDAZE an anthology of YA SciFi from Underwords. She blogs at EKristinAnderson.com and MetreMaids.com and is represented by Christina Hogrebe at the Jane Rotrosen Agency
Priya Chand, Postal Aide
Priya Chand grew up in Southern California and eventually ended up in Chicago. She later went to the University of Chicago to study brains, art, and classics, sometimes in conjunction with each other. Her final 3D art project was an animated neuron, which is probably way cooler than it sounds. She’s totally okay with epic assumptions.
In the past she’s worked in labs and other places with lots of computers, which turned out to be good preparation for being involved with writing because it takes a great imagination to spend all day staring at slides of dendritic spines. (She was counting them for a good reason. It’s not creepy.)
Her interests include marine life, science fiction, and entertaining the notion that one day she will have the option to reincarnate as a jellyfish because their lives are involve a whole lot of floating around and occasionally blanking out a whole harbor, which is admittedly less cool but still. She has an upcoming feature in Hunger Mountain that is not based off her actual life at all.
You’ll never find those pictures anyway.
Miranda Kenneally, Post Master Emeritus
Miranda Kenneally enjoys reading and writing young adult literature, and loves Star Trek, music, sports, Mexican food, Twitter, coffee, and her husband. She is from Tennessee but now lives and works in Washington, D.C.