Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez has published eight novels, including the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Rainbow Boys and the Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say.

His novel Bait won the Tomü¾Œ†”¼s Rivera Mexican-American Book Award and the Florida Book Award Gold Medal for Young Adult fiction.

He has a master's degree in guidance and counseling and worked for many years as a youth and family counselor.

Julie Maroh is a French writer and illustrator of graphic novels. They wrote and illustrated the New York Times bestselling Blue Is the Warmest Color about the life and love of two young lesbians, which has been adapted into an award-winning film.

After having obtained an applied arts baccalaurü¾Ž–”¼at at E.S.A.A.T in Roubaix, Maroh continued their studies in Brussels, where they lived for eight years. They earned two diplomas there, in Visual Arts (comics option) in the Institut Saint-Luc and in Lithography/Engraving at the Acadü¾Ž–”¼mie Royale des Beaux-Arts of Brussels.