Janelle McCurdy & Ana Latese
Janelle is an author and fully-fledged gamer. Having started writing and querying at only sixteen years-old, she joined JULA in her early twenties. After graduating from Royal Holloway University with a Criminology and Sociology degree, Janelle moved back home to London, and began writing middle grade fantasy. In her free time, you can find her holed up in her room, gaming and watching anime (some of her favourites being Inuyasha, Dragon Ball Z and Death Note), or attending numerous comic cons and gaming events. Her FAB Prize winning story was acquired by Faber in a major auction. Mia and the Lightcasters is Janelle’s debut novel.
Ana Latese is an illustrator based in North Carolina. Her passion is to produce beautiful imagery inspired by vibrant colours, the idea of diversity, fashion, beauty and nature. She has illustrated Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman, as well as working with editorial clients including The Washington Post. When she’s not illustrating, she enjoys playing video games, bundling up with her dogs and watching Criminal Minds 24/7.