Meet the Team--2017
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Hello! I'm Ellie. I am sixteen. I burn microwave popcorn no matter what. I love nature, music, and all things that seem to be edged with magic and adventure. I love to write fantasy and realistic fiction. I read whatever I can get my hands on, and I am very fond of many of the writings of the authors that teach at the TWC. I am very excited to attend the conference again and to be a part of the committee.
Hi there! I'm Diana: writer by day, writer by night, devourer of epic fantasy novels, various cartoons, and TV Tropes articles. I'm most well known by my alias on Wattpad, BrightnessWings19 (or just Wings), with which I write fanfiction for the Gravity Falls fandom. Though my writing is currently dedicated to fanfiction, I'm truly a science fiction writer at heart. //I write like tomorrow won't arrive// //I write like I need it to survive// //I write every second I'm alive//
My name is Julie Larsen, a senior in high school. I enjoy reading, writing, sleeping, and learning languages. I am an aspiring author who has been writing for 10 years. I am active on several writing websites such as, figment, writers cafe, writing.com, storybird, and fanficiton.net, under several different pseudonyms. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful conference and get the opportunity to reach out to fellow teen writers. I am thrilled at the prospect of getting to make new friends. I hope to make this conference a memorable one for those who come.
Cassidy Bryant is a graduating high school senior who loves realistic fiction, French bread, and cats. She has lived in Utah all her life, where she enjoys choral singing, hiking, and engaging in overly enthusiastic conversations with fellow writers. Nothing makes her happier than a rainy day and time to read and write.
Hi my name is Taylor! I am sixteen years old and live in Spring Creek, Nevada where I attend high school at Spring Creek High. I have been writing stories since I learned how to write in elementary school and since then have always hoped to become a published author one day. I have been attending the Teen Writers Conference for the past three years, this year will be my fourth. I am super excited to be a part of the Teen Committee this year and can’t wait to meet all of you! Don’t be afraid to come and introduce yourself to me and ask me any questions you have! ☺
Hey! My name is Abbi Roberts. I love to read and write all kinds of books- some of my favorites include To Kill a Mockingbird, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Sherlock Holmes. A few of my favorite things to do besides writing are going on hikes, acting, painting, and going on adventures with my friends. I live in Farmington UT and I'm a sophomore. If I could do anything it would be to travel around the world :D I am so very excited to be a part of the conference this year, it's going to be super awesome! See you there! :D
My name is Kat Bailey, and I’m a junior in high school and among my many loves I include travel, music, rock climbing, and virtually any science or language class. I enjoy reading whenever possible, and my favorite series is Brandon Sanderson’s the Stormligh Archive. The center of my universe has been writing since I was twelve. I write fantasy with a splash of fanfiction, and I’m always excited to start a new project. This is my sixth year attending TWC, and I’ve loved it since day one. I’m excited to be part of this year’s teen committee and I can’t wait to see what this year’s conference brings.
Hello! My name is Mikayla Sepulveda, and I am 17 years old. This is my fourth year attending the conference, second year as part of the Teen Committee, and I can't wait for another awesome year! I love to read and write fantasy, as well as fanfiction, but my favorite book is “Anne of Green Gables.” I love Sherlock, Once Upon a Time, Star Wars, Marvel and - most of all - Disney! My life goal is to be a Disney Princess, and if could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be Disneyland. I'm also huge fan of Broadway, so don't be surprised if I spontaneously burst into song! I love meeting new writers, and I can't wait to see you all on Conference Day!
Anna Roberts is a sophomore at Viewmont High School and loves writing and reading any story she can get her hands on. Her favorite book has to be The Hobbit of any book on traveling and adventure. She also loves music and has been playing violin since she was six years old. In her spare time Anna enjoys skiing, backpacking, spending time with friends and family, and doing anything outdoors. She is super excited for the Teen Writers Conference and is thrilled to be part of the committee!