Presenters & Instructors

This page will be updated as more faculty members are
confirmed for the 2019 Philadelphia Writing Workshop.


Screen Shot 2018-12-17 at 1.55.01 PM.pngL.E. DeLano is a published writer of young adult fiction. She is represented by Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary. Her debut novel, TRAVELER was selected as a Keystone To Reading Secondary Book Award finalist for school year 2018-19 by the Keystone State Literacy Association and also voted one of The 20 Most Beautiful Books in the World for 2017 by MTV UK.

At the 2019 Philadelphia workshop, she is teaching on writing young adult and middle grade, and also ccritiquing manuscripts as an add-on element for attendees.

L.E. is well known as a blogger and autism advocate under her alternate moniker, Ellie DeLano. She comes equipped with a “useless” Theatre degree that has opened doors for her in numerous ways. Though mostly raised in New Mexico, she now lives in Pennsylvania with two adventurous kids and two ridiculous cats. When she’s not writing (which is almost never), she’s binge-watching Netflix and planning road trips.


Screen Shot 2019-07-03 at 1.29.13 AM.pngWendy Tyson is a writer, lawyer, and former therapist whose background has inspired her mysteries and thrillers. Wendy writes three mystery series, the bestselling Greenhouse Mystery Series and the popular Allison Campbell Mystery Series (Henery Press), and the Delilah Percy Powers crime series (Down & Out Books). Wendy’s short stories have appeared in literary journals, and she has short fiction in two anthologies, The Night of the Flood and Betrayed. (See all her books here.) Wendy and her family live in Vermont.

At the 2019 Philadelphia conference, she will be teaching and also doing critiques for attendees.

In her own words: “I love determined, gutsy women. Women who aren’t afraid to go after what they want. Women who aren’t afraid to speak up, to laugh, to fight for the underdog, to fall in love. Women who aren’t afraid to live. Every day, I aspire to be that kind of woman. In the meantime, I write about them.”