Betsy Cornwell, whose first book Tides came out this summer -- a gorgeous young adult book about selkies, lesbians, family, and more:
From PM: “TIDES author Betsy Cornwell's COMPASS, a companion to TIDES, that follows a young selkie boy to the west of Ireland as he searches for his lost family, but instead finds love with a lonely human girl -- and soon must fight to protect a secret that could devastate not only his family, but the safety of his entire species, again to Lynne Polvino at Clarion, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (world English)."
Courtney McDermott, who did creative writing and gender, with her soon to be released collection of stories. Very exciting and inspiring. We are all super proud.