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Amber Topping
Co-Founder, Editor, & Director of Social Media
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” A storyteller and lover of the arts, Amber believes stories have the positive power to unite, not divide. Currently, she co-runs The Silver Petticoat Review, works as a freelancer, travels whenever she can, and writes her own stories in-between.
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Autumn Topping
Co-Founder, Editor, & Director of Social Media
"Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile." In second grade, Autumn wrote her first story, “The Spinach Monster,” and hasn't stopped writing since. Currently, she co-runs The Silver Petticoat Review and works at The New York Public Library as a YA Librarian.
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Rebecca Lane
Rebecca Lane grew up in the hot desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona where she decided early on she wanted to write, if only to mentally escape her blistering surroundings. With hopes of writing books someday, she currently works as a freelance writer and editor.
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Rissi JC
Contributing Writer & Social Media Associate
Rissi is an amateur photographer, designer, and self-diagnosed Bookaholic. She's an avid blogger and booktuber. Her scribbles are housed on her blog Finding Wonderland. (
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Catherine is an avid reader and a self-declared professional binge watcher. It's not uncommon to find her re-watching a series or movie, or re-reading a book, for the umpteenth time and still be crying into a box of tissues. When she's not hiding in her closet to read or watch a show or movie, Catherine is a wife, mother, and, in her spare time, a lawyer.
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Bailey Cavender
Contributing Writer
Bailey is a writer and teacher from Idaho. Her books are available to purchase on Amazon.
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Elinor Cackett
Contributing Writer
Elinor is a writer and semi-recent graduate of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. She currently has a couple of books and half a dozen short stories on the go. She spends her free time writing, analysing media and knitting very colourful scarves.
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Faith White
Contributing Writer
Lover of Kdramas, Bollywood, Hollywood, Romantic Books & more! She spends her time working, blogging, sewing, juggling several novels, and watching her favorite shows. You can visit her blog at
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Jessica Jørgensen
Contributing Writer
Jessica's a folklorist, a mother, a wife, a middle child, a small town girl, a beekeeper, an occasional quilter, a jam-maker. She curates museum exhibits, gets involved in many cultural projects for this and that, collects oral histories when she can find the time and continues to love stories in all their many and varied forms.
Mandi Harris
Contributing Writer
Mandi Harris is a freelance writer and blogger. If she isn't writing, she has her nose in a book. She is working on her own novels now and hopes to one day get published. You can read her book blog over at
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Naazneen Samsodien
Contributing Writer
Naazneen hails from South Africa and has spent most of her life steeped quite happily in fandom. She loves words, fangirling shamelessly, Mr. Darcy and rugged beards... a lot.
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Brittaney B.
Contributing Writer
Brittaney is an avid fan of fiction and film. She's also a firm believer in the power of story to transport and transform. You can always find her celebrating that love of story at her own website,
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Dixie-Ann Belle
Contributing Writer
I love the classics, fantasy, YA, historical novels and various combinations of these. When I'm not reading, procrastinating online or watching television and movies, I'm working on becoming a published author, and I'm a freelance writer, proof reader and editor from Trinidad and Tobago. I also write about my creative inspirations on my blog Crossroads of Imagination.
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Amirah Yasin
Contributing Writer
Amirah Yasin is a romantic-minded nurse who is always actively trying to live out her own young adult novel (or period drama, depending on the setting and attire). She likes travel, email, Shahrukh Khan, Colin Firth, and persimmons. Her elderly patients are the only people known to be fond of her singing voice. She has always loved reading, writing, and romance.
Natalya Carpenter
Contributing Writer
Natalya was adopted from Russia and has six younger sisters also adopted internationally with special-needs. Natalya is majoring in Creative Writing and Russian Studies at Bucknell University. You can find her blog at where she writes about anything from orphan advocacy to her favorite K-Dramas.
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Rima Nandy
Contributing Writer
Dreamer , Reader , Believer - traits which describe her in truest way possible. Lover of period dramas and all things old fashioned, she is currently traversing the underwaters of marketing with a little help from literature. Curating her inner thoughts by writing about it all.
Riti Agarwala
Contributing Writer
Travelling, writing poems, reading, watching movies alongside a keen interest in weaving ideas into art (painting, sketching, origami) is what constitutes my story. Currently delving into the alleys of Animal Studies and reading into multifarious genres. 'Classics' and people's shifting perspective in reading them is something that has always intrigued me.

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