Gather around, ladies and gents. It's the post you've all been waiting for. We're going to announce the newest members of our NA Alley family!



But first—yeah, I just pulled a Ryan Seacrest—I want to thank everyone who applied and spread the word. Without you guys, we wouldn't have had such a wonderful response... and an extremely difficult decision. You're all so very talented. Narrowing the choices felt darn near impossible, let alone selecting one of you for each position.

So, we didn't.

(Pulled a Ryan Murphy that time.) We have selected two contributors, one coordinator, and one librarian for the site. In doing so, we feel things will go much more smoothly around here, and we'll be able to deliver more timely information. Because that's what it's all about—serving you, the readers. 

If you applied and weren't selected this time, don't sweat it. We'll be asking many of you to guest post here at the Alley once or twice in the coming year. Why? Because you're all brilliant and have wonderful insights to share. Seriously. We want your voices to be heard.

So, here are the results:

CONTRIBUTOR

 E.J. Wesley
E.J. Wesley resides in South Texas. He holds degrees in psychology and counseling, but prefers to examine the heads of fictional characters over the living ones. He likes his food and his stories spicy, and tries to give a little extra 'kick' to paranormal, horror, and the other genres he writes. In true Texas fashion, he is very neighborly, and enjoys chatting about books, movies, music, and family.
He is the author of the Moonsongs books, a series of speculative paranormal action novelettes, with a Texas twist. Blood Fugue, the first in the series, is available now.
 

CONTRIBUTOR

Lynn Rush 
 Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources - Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush - since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush's books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake.
 Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 16 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs.

COORDINATOR

 Diana Long
 Diana is a California native, Utah transplant. Married at the young age of eighteen, and a new baby at twenty, she jumped from childhood to adult pretty quick. Which is why New Adult is her favorite category. She can fantasize about what life could have been like, all the while being relieved she didn’t have to live the scenarios she dreams up for her own characters. As a mom to now two kids, she tries to squeeze time in for her long-time love of writing and reading in between playing Lego video games, cooking, sewing, playing chauffeur and referee, and keeping her family all-around happy.  

LIBRARIAN

Megan Rodriguez
 Megan is an Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Culture subject librarian by day, but her alter ego is a pajama-wearing, cat-loving, bookie monster devourer of any New Adult book she can get her hands on. She also likes to make lists and go to junk stores. Her Kindle is permanently attached to her left hand, but her right hand is eager to compile lists of way awesome New Adult books, because her very most favorite thing to do is to share good books. Ms. Megan has recently relocated to the Midwest from New York City, is quickly re-acquiring an accent, and is dreaming of buying a motorcycle. She wants to thank the gals at NA Alley for the opportunity to join such an awesome team/project. :)

Welcome, new members! We're happy to have you here. :)

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  1. Congrats to your new members. *waving to Lynn and Ej*

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  2. Yay!! Super excited to be a part of this great team!!!

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  3. Congrats to all the new team members! But special congrats to E.J. You're really cooking with gas. :)

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  4. Absolutely honored to 'officially' be a part of such a wonderful group of NA superstars! Although, I've always felt included in the NA community because of the willingness of the NAAB members to teach others about NA, and their infectious excitement for the category. Hope I can offer the same encouragement to other writers and readers through the platform, and help continue to grow NA.

    ~EJ

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  5. Congratulations to the new members!! And a special round of applause to E.J., yay! Take a bow, E.J. :)

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  6. Yay! Congratulations E.J., Lynn, Diana and Megan ;)

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  7. Glad to see the combination of readers and writers - great choices :-)

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  8. Hey Everyone! So happy to be here! *waves* :D

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  9. Awesome choices! Congratulations to all! :)

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  10. I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful team! Can't wait to get started!

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  11. Congratulations to the new members of the NA Alley team! I'm looking forward to seeing the amazing work your contribute to New Adult and the Alley.

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  12. Congratulations to the new members. They all look like great choices!

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  13. Wahoo! Welcome to the new peeps!

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