Who We Are
Kimberly Jones is a former bookseller, and has worked in film and tv with trailblazing figures such as Tyler Perry, Tracey Baker-Simmons, and Tobias Truvillion.
Kimberly has served on the Selection Committee for Library of Congress' 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, 2015 Children’s Choice Illustrator Committee for The Children's Book Council, and the advisory board that created the Creative and Innovative Education Master’s Degree program at Georgia State University. She has been featured in Redbook, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and was Book Brahmin in an issue of Shelf Awareness. James Patterson, in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, chose her out of over 3,000 booksellers to receive a bonus for her outstanding work around the country. Her debut YA novel Mass Disturbance, co-authored with Gilly Segal is set for release Fall 2019 from Sourcebooks Fire. She lives in Atlanta, and is the proud mother of a gifted boy.
Vania Stoyanova is a photographer and content creator by day and a writer by night. Hailing from the Eastern European Balkans, this Bulgarian immigrant embraces diversity, change and challenges wholeheartedly even when called “too American” by her Bulgarian friends. She has run a successful Young Adult book club for adults for the last six years, has contributed content for NY Times bestselling authors and major publishers, created book trailers for popular books and photographed book covers for favorite authors. From touring with authors to moderating at book festivals, Vania seeks to spread the love of books.
She looks forward to the day that words and media can merge into a whole new way of storytelling. She lives in Atlanta, travels often and reads nonstop.
Jessi Esparza is a designer, writer, and nerd of all trades who loves cuddly animals, witty people and yummy food. Located in Atlanta, GA, she has a passion for visual harmony, innovative storytelling, and compelling concepts. She’s a SCAD Alum and has worked in everything from corporate to news to entertainment. Her short story, “Into the Black,” was published in the Dark Carnival Anthology. Find her online at jessiesparza.com and on Instagram @jessimesparza.