Leigh Ansell (@Leigh_ on Wattpad) is a twenty-year-old student from the United Kingdom who has been posting her fiction online since she was fifteen. In the last five years, she has accumulated almost twenty-five million reads of her ten stories. Though she swears they’re all fiction, her most recent Camp Runaway was inspired by a disastrous experience as a camp counselor in Canada this summer. All her work is available to read on Wattpad and she can also be found on Twitter and Instagram as @Leigh_Wattpad.
Rachel Aukes (@RachelAukes on Wattpad) is the author of 100 Days in Deadland, which made Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2013 list. Rachel lives near Des Moines with her husband and an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog. When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes and planning for the zombie apocalypse. For more information, visit RachelAukes.com or find her on Twitter as @RachelAukes.
Doeneseya Bates (@doeneseya on Wattpad) joined Wattpad in 2013. Since then, she has shared fourteen stories and has over 11 million reads. Her popular Body Rock series emphasizes strong female characters who face real issues. Fueled by raw emotion, Doeneseya started writing on Wattpad to address her feelings and created the successful series in the process. When not writing, she can be found cheering on the Chicago Bulls or connecting with her fans (her riders) on social media. Look for her on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube as @Doeneseya.
Scarlett Drake (@ScarletteDrake on Wattpad) lives in Glasgow, Scotland with her boyfriend and her cat. By day she works for a social housing charity. By night she writes contemporary romantic fiction with erotic flavorings and a bit of a twist, which she releases weekly on Wattpad. She has published multiple stories on Wattpad and has been featured in the New York Times, Cosmo, and Buzzfeed, and last year won a Watty People’s Choice Award for her original fiction. She hopes to one day give up the day job and write stories all day everyday in quaint little beach house on the west coast of the USA. You can find her on Twitter as @ScarletteDrake.
Outside of writing, A. Evansley (@NonfictionAlex on Wattpad) enjoys putting on workout clothes and not working out, sleeping during the day, pretending she's a good singer, and beating people in Harry Potter trivia. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Look for her on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Tumblr as @NonfictionAlex.
Kevin Fanning (@kfxinfinity on Wattpad) is the author of the book Kim Kardashian: Trapped in Her Own Game, and its sequel, Kim Kardashian: #BreakTheGame. He loves Neko Atsume, Kaylor, the Fast & Furious movies, and the crystal ball emoji. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and can be found on Twitter and Tumblr as @kfan and on Instagram as @xokfan.
Ariana Godoy (@Cold_Lady19 on Wattpad) is one of the most well-known and award-winning writers in the Wattpad community. When she’s not writing, she’s stalking hot celebrities while eating pizza. You can find her in the calm town of Clayton, North Carolina. She is @Arix05 on Twitter, @Ariana.Godoy on Facebook, and @Ari_Godoy on Instagram.
Debra Goelz (@brittaniecharmintine on Wattpad) is a refugee from Hollywood. She served for ten years as a financial executive for such companies as Universal Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis, and Jim Henson Productions. Her performing career began and ended with her puppeteering a chicken during the closing scene in Muppet Treasure Island. Her YA humorous fantasy written under the pseudonym Brittanie Charmintine, Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them, won a Watty Award in 2014. She lives in a redwood forest in rural Marin County with her husband and dog. Her two children have abandoned her to seek a college education in New York.
Bella Higgin (@Bella_Higgin on Wattpad) is a British chick obsessed with reading and writing. When she’s not off in some fictional world, she can be found rescuing animals and dancing barefoot in the rain. Most days she can be found lurking on Wattpad, Twitter (as @Bella_Higgin), or her website WritersRamblings.com. Her free time is spent hunting down new additions for an ever-increasing collection of TV/film memorabilia.
Blair Holden (@jessgirl93 on Wattpad) is a twenty-two-year-old college student by day and Wattpad author by night. Her hobbies include obsessively scouring Goodreads and reading romance novels, with a preference for all things new adult. Her own work usually contains lots of romance, humor, angst, and brooding bad-boy heroes. Caffeine and late-night Gilmore Girls marathons help her find a balance between completing her degree and writing. She writes for herself and also to make readers swoon, laugh, and occasionally cry. Her book, The Bad Boy’s Girl, has amassed nearly 150 million reads, which absolutely baffles her. Her dream, like that of any other aspiring author, is to be published—but more than that, she’d be ecstatic to see her readers holding a published copy of her book and remembering how far they’ve come together! Find her on Twitter as @blairholdenx and on Facebook and Instagram as @jessgirl93.
Kora Huddles (@KoraHuddles on Wattpad) was born in a small town in Western Kentucky. On rare occasion, she can be persuaded to write in the third person. She loves Star Wars, English literature, and her very supportive family and friends. Follow Kora on Twitter: @KoraHuddles.
Annelie Lange (@LastKnownWriter on Wattpad) lives in the heart of the southern plains with her two children. When she’s not writing love stories, she’s probably traveling the globe or photographing her well-fed pug. She loves to bake and hates to vacuum. You can catch up with her on Tumblr or Twitter as @LastKnownWriter, or follow her on Facebook.
E. Latimer (@ELatimer on Wattpad) is a YA/MG author from Vancouver, British Columbia. She writes fantasy, makes silly vlogs about writing with the YA Word Nerds and owns too many books. When she’s not writing, she can be found fangirling over her favorite shows, drinking excessive amounts of Earl Grey tea, and spending way too much time on Pinterest. Her YA fantasy, Frost, was released last year from Patchwork Press, after accumulating over ten million reads on Wattpad. You can find her on Twitter as @ELatimerWrites, and on Tumblr as @ErinLatimer, or learn more about her at ELatimer.com.
Bryony Leah (@BryonyMagee on Wattpad) is a part-time marketing student and works as manager of a public library in her hometown of Northamptonshire, Great Britain. When she isn’t writing or working, she can usually be found wasting time on Twitter as @Bry_Mag or on Instagram as @BryonyMagee.
Jordan Lynde (@xxskater2girl16xx on Wattpad) is an aspiring teen fiction author from Northampton, Massachusetts. When she’s not writing, Jordan likes to eat food at new places and chat with her amazing followers. Fueled be caffeine, she has posted more than twelve books on Wattpad. You can also find her on Twitter as @JordanLynde_.
Laiza Millan (@LaizaMillan on Wattpad) is originally from California but moved to Florida and became a cast member at the Walt Disney World Resort! When she’s not working, she likes to relax at home with a good book or write random stories for fun. You can find some of those stories on Wattpad. You can also find her on Facebook as @PinayMahal90.
Peyton Novak (@PeytonNovak on Wattpad) is an eighteen-year-old Wisconsin native attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cites. She started writing at the age of twelve and began posting stories on Wattpad by age thirteen. Peyton's collective work online has been read over twenty-six million times. When she isn't writing YA teen fiction, she enjoys reading, singing, and playing rugby. You can follow her writing through Wattpad and through Twitter and Instagram as @Peyton_Novak.
C. M. Peters (@Morriggann on Wattpad) is a professional in her thirties working in communications. She enjoys naming things: her plants are Gladys and Ursula, and her new car is named Fergus! She hails from Québec and she writes in her spare time though hopes to write professionally in the near future. C.M. has had her short stories published, and though she still writes fanfiction, she is now working on her first novel. She can also be found on Twitter as @CharlieMPeters and Facebook as @CMPetersWriter.
Michelle Jo Quinn’s (@MichelleJoQuinn on Wattpad) love for writing blossomed when her father gave her a diary, but instead of recounting her daily life, she wrote stories of fictional people. Like most of her characters, she believes in Happily Ever After. Naturally, she finds harmony in writing romance. She enjoys creating stories that make readers laugh, cry and fall in love. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as @MichelleJoQuinn, on Facebook as @MichelleJoQuinnAuthor, or visit MichelleJoQuinn.com.
Dmitri Ragano (@DmitriRagano on Wattpad) writes thrillers about unlikely heroes. His most recent novel is the family adventure The Fugitive Grandma. He is also the author of the Temo McCarthy mystery series including the books Employee of the Year and The Voting Machine. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ragano lived in San Francisco and Tokyo before settling in his current home in Southern California. His varied career includes experience a journalist, a Japanese-English translator and an Internet entrepreneur. His Imagines episode was inspired by a stint as an entertainment writer, when he interviewed actor Ben Affleck and historian Howard Zinn. You can contact him at DmitriRagano.com or on Twitter as @DmitriRagano.
Elizabeth Seibert (@JoeCool123 on Wattpad) currently lives in Bedford, Massachusetts. She attends the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and studies economics, psychology, and writing. In her free time, Elizabeth plays Ultimate Frisbee, board games, and writes jokes. Elizabeth has two novels published on Wattpad that have won awards. She’s also on Twitter as @JCoolAuthor and Facebook as @JoeCool.
After graduating, Rebecca Sky (@RebeccaSky on Wattpad) set out on a five-year, twenty-four country trip to find herself. She slept in the Amazon jungle, skinny dipped in West Africa, ate balut in the Philippines, and fell in love in Cuba (then again in Brazil, and a final time in Canada). She returned home captivated by the world, so Rebecca did what every wanderer does when they’re standing still—she began writing. Learn more about Rebecca at RebeccaSky.com or find her on Twitter as @RebeccaSky.
Karim Soliman (@KarimSuliman) is a Wattpad featured author who has earned his fan base through his action-packed works flavored with a moderate dose of humor. Although he lives in Egypt, he doesn't ride a camel to go to work, and he doesn't sleep in a tent. Follow him on Twitter as @Kariem28.
Kate J. Squires (@blondeanddangerous on Wattpad) is a self-proclaimed wordsmith, which is totally a real thing. A proud Australian, her job history has included working for Disney, fire dancing, and teaching financial skills—which was hilarious, as she was flat broke at the time. Her life achievements include meeting Hugh Jackman once, marrying a dolphin trainer, and raising two extraordinary little boys. Kate spends her days penning captivating tales for her readers and teaching hot yoga—though generally not at the same time, as this is quite hard on the wrists. Find her on Twitter and Facebook as @KateJSquires.
Steffanie Tan (@Steffy_T on Wattpad) is a journalism student from Melbourne, Australia who enjoys eating, sleeping, and Netflix-ing. She joined Wattpad in 2012 and enjoys writing romantic teen fiction. Look for her on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr as @SteffWith2Effs.
Kassandra Tate (@famouxx on Wattpad) is named after the Greek prophetess who predicted the fall of Troy, but due to an unfortunate curse, nobody listened to her prophecy. Kassandra used to think this was a bad omen for her life until she discovered writing and, eventually, Wattpad, where she currently posts chapters of her novel The Famoux to over a million readers. Her favorite writing music comes from her identical twin sister, Kalina. When she isn’t writing, Kassandra posts pictures of her cat Purrsephone, rants about her love for the Beatles, and brags about California weather on Twitter as @Kassandra_Tate, and can be found on Instagram as @Kassandra_Tate as well.
Katarina E. Tonks (@KatRocks247 on Wattpad) is a sophomore in college and studies Creative Writing at FDU. She’s been writing funny, romantic, and dark stories on Wattpad for five years. In her free time, she buys things simply because they’re rainbow, binge watches television shows, falls in love with fictional villains, and sobs when the fictional villain dies. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat as @KatRocks247.
Marcella Uva (@MarcellaUva on Wattpad) wrote her first fan fiction on the eve of her eighteenth birthday when she discovered that writing about pirates was way more fun than calculus. Since then, her math skills haven’t improved but she likes to think her storytelling has. Forever a Connecticut girl at heart, Marcella now lives in Stamford with her husband. When she’s not typing away at a new idea, you can find her painting, watching Netflix, or dancing in her kitchen to Frank Sinatra with one of her cats. You can find her on Twitter as @MarcellaUvaArt and on Facebook as @Marcella-Uva-Books.
Tango Walker (@MadameTango on Wattpad) of Dreamtime Beach, Australia is a writer, mother, and self-proclaimed geek of the highest order. She’s been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. When she isn’t writing she enjoys all things Shakespeare, movies, and has an unhealthy love of Doctor Who. Find her on Twitter as @WalkerTango.
Bel Watson (@belwatson on Wattpad), born in Chile and with Spanish as her first language, learned English in her early twenties and diligently pursued her love for fiction. Now at twenty-five, with a major in linguistics and English literature, Bel is always looking for a new story to tell and new characters to bring to life. She’s passionate about languages and is currently learning Korean, thinking already of which one she’ll learn next. You can always find her on Twitter and Tumblr as @BelWatson, on Instagram as @watsonbel, and on Facebook as @belwatsonbooks. When she’s not talking about cats or fangirling about countless fandoms or Korean dramas, she’s answering her readers.
Jen Wilde (@JenMarieWilde on Wattpad) is a writer, geek, and fangirl. Her debut into fiction, the Eva Series, reached over three million reads on Wattpad and became an Amazon bestseller. When she’s not writing, she loves binge-watching Netflix, eating pizza, and going to pop culture conventions cosplaying as Marty McFly. Say hi to her on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at @JenMarieWilde.
Ashley Winters (@taintedrain on Wattpad) is currently attending the University of Maine at Farmington and majoring in creative writing. Most of her time is spent writing or thinking about writing, and the rest is spent reading, binge watching shows on Netflix, and fangirl-ing about people who don’t actually exist. She loves God, her family, her friends, many, many fictional people, and pretty much anyone who makes a pun. You can find her on Twitter as @iTaintedRain and on Facebook as @AshleyWintersAuthor.