Meet the Team
Created in 2009, Forever Young Adult is a community for YA fans who are a little less “Y” and a bit more “A.” FYA is a place where bookworms can get lit(erary) and swoon over fictional characters without shame, all while sipping on a cocktail. From book reviews to TV crushes to movie drinking games, it’s basically a non-stop internet slumber party, and you’re totally invited! Plus, if you’re looking to hang IRL, we’ve got an international network of book clubs buzzing with kindred spirits.
Sarah (she/her) lives in Austin, TX and believes there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, which is part of why she started FYA in 2009. Growing up, she thought she was a Mary Anne, but she’s finally starting to accept the fact that she’s actually a Kristy.
Mandy (she/her) lives in Edmonton, AB. When she’s not raiding the library for YA books, she enjoys eating ice cream (esp. in cold weather), learning fancy pole dance tricks, and stanning BTS. Mandy has been writing for FYA since 2012, and she’s been overseeing all things FYA Book Club since 2013.
Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who’s been known to forego many a social engagement because she’s too immersed in a book to put it down. Currently living in Austin, TX, with her husband and their dogs, Mandy loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.
Rosemary (she/her) lives in Little Rock with her husband and cocker spaniel. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the New Releases shelf and hasn’t stopped reading YA since. She is a brand designer who loves tiki drinks, her mid-century modern house, and obsessive Google mapping.
Stephanie (she/her) is an avid reader who moonlights at a college and calls Orlando home. Stephanie loves watching television, reading DIY blogs, planning awesome parties, Halloween decorating, and playing live-action escape games.
Jennie Kendrick is a literary agent and copywriter living in San Francisco. Writing for FYA cemented her love for well-written kidlit. In her spare time, she loves to embroider, read tarot, talk to her plants, feed the neighborhood crows and collect all things turquoise, sparkly, or skull-shaped.
Brian wrote his first YA novel when he was down and out in Mexico. He now lives in Missouri with his wonderful wife and daughter. He divides his time between writing and working as a school librarian. Brian still misses the preachy YA books of the eighties.
Meredith Borders is formerly the Texas-based editor of FANGORIA and BIRTH.MOVIES. DEATH., now living and writing (and reading) in Germany. She’s been known to pop by FOREVER YOUNG ADULT since its inception, and she loves YA TV most ardently.
Kandis (she/her) is a proud member of the Austin FYA book club chapter who loves vampires, romance novels, live tweeting CW shows, and Jonah Griggs. She’s not like a regular mom. She’s a cool mom.