Germ’s DNA is made up of girls (and boys) of all ages. We are writers, readers, artists, designers, students, teachers, teenagers, adults…
Joshua Flores currently lives in Tustin, CA and attends Arnold O. Beckman High School. When he is not busy doing homework or cramming for math tests, he can be found dreaming up ideas for his book, obsessing over YA fiction, attending book signings, or discovering new and exciting places in LA. He is currently an editor for the Entertainment section of The Beckman Chronicle and a contributing editor for the blog Food, Fitness and Fiction. Follow him on Instagram and on the blog Food, Fitness and Fiction to hear more about anything book related.
Zéandri Rautenbach is a high school graduate with her adulthood staring her in the face. Even though her name is hard to pronounce even in her own country, South Africa, she wears it with pride. When she isn’t releasing her emotions in a book, she’s showering them out on paper. Nothing brings her more joy than supporting people through her stories and hopes that this will one day amount to becoming a novelist. Other than literature: antiques, classical music, and hysterical puns (even though she can’t make them) is her fuel. She can be reached on Facebook or Instagram: @zeandrirautenbach
A hippie-stuck-in-the-21st-century with an unhealthy addiction to pomegranates, Emily Ward spends the better part of her time spewing out short stories and soon-to-be-novels instead of doing her homework. She contributes a variety of things to Germ and is always more than willing to talk about the underlying themes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Wonder Boys. You can reach her at email@example.com or on her tumblr.
Mary Elizabeth Brown is a mermaid in training. She is a proud glitter enthusiast, hopeless slushy addict, and avid nail polish collector. Old songs and old movies are her favorites. If she is not on some crazy adventure, you will find her with her nose stuck in a book. Every day she attempts to do at least one thing that scares her.
Katy Gale is a high school student from Australia who describes herself as a reader, writer, and dreamer. Having lived in four countries before the age of ten, she has witnessed vastly different cultures and hopes to one day travel elsewhere and immerse herself in more of them. She enjoys dancing and baking and is passionate about creating a world in which everyone is equal. Her firm belief is that language is her superpower and she always intends to use it for good. You can find more of her work on her blog
An avid coffee-drinker, foodie, cat-lady in the making, and aspiring author; she loves to write about anything and everything that is thrown her way as she makes the journey through young adulthood.Elyse is a self-confessed night-owl, and considers herself somewhat of a ‘realist’, hence the title of her Instagram account and creative outlet; nocturnalrealist. Despite taking advantage of technology as a tool for writing, she likes to keep things simple, and prefers to map out her thoughts and ideas by way of pen and paper. One day she hopes to write a novel that will resonate with her readers, but until then, she thrives on writing blogs, quotes, excerpts, and immersing herself in the world of arts and music.
Hafsa Usmani is a literature major who is also an aspiring novelist. She is a bookworm with a keen interest in classic music and astronomy. Hafsa also loves Philosophy and if she’s not writing or connecting with people on Instagram, she’s studying books on Philosophy. Hafsa love tea & All the bright places.