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Sara Farizan, author of Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, is the daughter of Iranian immigrants, and was born in Massachusetts. She is an MFA graduate of Lesley University and holds a BA in film and media studies from American University. She is also the author of If You Could Be Mine.
Sanderia Faye, author of Mourner’s Bench, was raised in Gould, Ark. She is co-founder at Kimbilio Center for Fiction and a recipient of numerous awards, residencies, and fellowships. She holds an MFA from Arizona State University and is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Corinne Field, author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America and co-editor of Age in America: Colonial Era to the Present. She is a lecturer in History and Women, Gender & Sexuality at UVa.
Kelly Fiore-Stultz, author of Thicker than Water, has a BA from Salisbury University and an MFA from West Virginia University. She received two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards (2005, 2009). She lives and writes in Shepherdstown, W.V.
Dolores Flamiano, author of Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine: Hansel Mieth’s Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1955, is professor and interim director, School of Media Arts and Design at James Madison University. Her work has appeared in Visual Communication Quarterly and Southern Cultures.
Sue Fliess, author of 20 children’s books, including Calling All Cars, Tons of Trucks, Shoes for Me!, and Robots, Robots Everywhere!, is also a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in O, the Oprah Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Writer’s Digest.
Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, and her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, the New York Times, The New Republic and the Los Angeles Times.
Avery Flynn, author of Designed for Murder, is an award-winning author of sexy, sassy romance. With more than 20 books published, readers know to expect a thrilling good time from her books.
David Forrer began his career in publishing in 1997 after receiving an MA in creative writing from Boston University. An agent with InkWell Management since it was created in 2004, his areas of interest include literary, commercial, historical, and crime fiction; humorous non-fiction; and popular history.
Joanne Reckler Foster is coauthor of The Captain’s A Woman: Tales of a Merchant Mariner. A former reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, National Observer, and Washington Post, she is currently a freelance editor.
Ryan Fox, editorial director at the Authors Guild, holds an MFA in poetry from UVa, where he was poetry editor of Meridian, and a JD from Fordham University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.
Susan Fraiman is professor of English at the University of Virginia, specializing in the area of gender and sexuality studies. Her forthcoming book is entitled X-treme Domesticity: A Vindication of Homemaking (Columbia University Press).
Lesley Lee Francis, author of You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost and Robert Frost: An Adventure in Poetry, 1900-1918, is a retired professor of Spanish language, literature, and history. She has written and lectured extensively on her grandfather.
Sue Friedman is president and chief operating officer of the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe, is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans, and Mission to Paris.