Lyssa Mia Smith writes romantic fantasies for young adult and crossover adult readers. Her debut novel, REVELLE, comes out in early 2023 from Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. (add it on GoodReads here). She was selected for Pitch Wars twice (2018, 2020) and now serves as a mentor. She is the winner of the YARWA Rosemary Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction (2019). When she’s not writing (or staying up far too late reading), she’s hunting for insects against her will with her partner and their two budding entomologists.