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A.J. Van Belle has published more than a dozen books under pen names, and their stories and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies from 2004 to the present. They’ve worked as an editor in nonfiction publishing and higher education, served as YA acquiring editor at a small publisher, and taught undergraduate writing courses at Boston University. Currently, in addition to writing full-time and nurturing new talent through two novel-writing mentorship programs, they are a literary agent intern at the Booker Albert Agency. With a Ph.D. in biology, they draw on their science background to inform the world building in their fiction. They are represented by Lauren Bieker of FinePrint Literary.

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