G.S. Prendergast


Gabrielle is a writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada. You can read about her books at www.gabrielleprendergast.com.

In 2014 she was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 she was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. In 2017 Gabrielle took part in the TD Canada Children’s Book Week Tour. She has also been nominated for the White Pine Award and the CLA Award. Her 2017 YA science fiction series Zero Repeat Forever was sold at auction for mid six figures to Simon & Schuster, with foreign deals in Mexico, Brazil and Turkey as well an an audio book. She is represented by Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

Gabrielle won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program. Pandas on the East Side was chosen as an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Junior Fiction in 2016. It was also nominated/shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, The Red Cedar Award, the Diamond Willow Award and the Myrca Award.

Nina Sadowsky


Ballantine Books published filmmaker Nina Sadowsky’s debut thriller, JUST FALL, in March 2016. She is developing a TV series based on the book with producer Mark Canton and STARZ.

Sadowsky has written numerous screenplays and produced many films. She's also a part-time lecturer at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she teaches script development and producing.

Her second novel, THE BURIAL SOCIETY, will be published by Ballantine January 30, 2018.

William Kenower


William Kenower is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence, and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, and a sought-after speaker and teacher. In addition to his books he’s been published in The New York Times and Edible Seattle, and has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. His video interviews with hundreds of writers from Nora Ephron, to Amy Tan, to William Gibson are widely considered the best of their kind on the Internet. He also hosts the online radio program Author2Author where every week he and a different guest discuss the books we write and the lives we lead.

Taylor Haggerty

Literary Agent at Root Literary 

Taylor Haggerty is a literary agent at Root Literary representing commercial fiction for kids and adults. She focuses mostly on young adult and middle grade fiction, romance, and women's fiction. Prior to joining Root Literary when it opened in 2017, she worked at Waxman Leavell Literary and Gersh in Los Angeles. Visit https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/taylorhaggerty/ for more information on her recent sales and releases.

Holly Root

Founder of Root Literary

Holly Root is the founder of Root Literary. Based in Los Angeles, her clients include #1 New York Times bestsellers, international bestsellers, RITA winners and nominees, and numerous titles named to Best Books of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, NPR, the American Library Association, RT Book Reviews, Kirkus, and Amazon. She represents authors of commercial fiction for adults and kids, as well as select nonfiction.