The wait has been unbearable. We know you are anxious as we to hear the identities of the four newest YAvengers, and so I shall not bore you with more words you likely will not read.
I, Thor, present to you, the newest members of the Team.
LIAM WOOD as CAPTAIN AMERICA
I’m Steve Rogers, or Captain America. I’m a supersoldier, I carry a shield, and if you start hurting people I could punch you to Alaska. But those identities are too well known now, forcing me under the radar again.
My new persona is Liam Wood. He’s a teenage blogger, avid reader, and writer of most classified genres (mostly fantasy). He has a Tumblr and a Twitter. He’s about as talented at writing as Steve Rogers used to be at pushups - but he worked hard at it and isn’t stopping now.
STEPHANIE WARDROP as THE HULK
I'm Dr. Bruce Banner. I hide out from SHIELD and my former colleagues at Gamma Base in a leafy New England town where I pretend to be college instructor and YA writer Stephanie Wardrop, a woman with a serious addiction to iced tea and a love of very long sentences. Writing snarky YA fiction helps me keep "the other guy" in check, though sometimes I just have to let him out, especially when I have a revision deadline (Hulk smash run-on sentences). The last time I was in New York, I kind of broke. . . Harlem.
Follow my alter-ego on her blog or Twitter.
MEGAN ECCLES as BLACK WIDOW
Agent Natasha Romanoff. Codename Black Widow. I play with the big boys. What I lack in super powers, I make up for in skill. I specialize in espionage, secrets, and unhappy endings. (They might be connected somehow.)
In between missions, I daylight as Megan Eccles, mother of two and MFA candidate in Fiction. She writes YA speculative fiction, wears babies, and drinks gallons of tea. Follow her blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr.
JUSTINE WINNANS as PHIL COULSON
Hi. I'm Agent Phil Coulson. You probably know me as being the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent - a fairly witty spy in the midst of real superheroes. But, when I'm not behind the scenes saving the world with the help of my team, or taking care of my vintage Captain America trading cards, I sometimes use my undercover guise, Justine Winans. You wouldn't think that a teenage writer and book blogger would be a useful identity against terrorist groups like Hydra, but it's gotten me out of some testy situations - and allows me to tweet, write, and blog about YA fiction without getting a death glare from Nick Fury.
Don't worry about keeping this secret, I know a thing or two about classified information.
Congratulations to those chosen! We hope you will all join us in raising your glasses high to toast their success. Follow their links in the bios to keep up with them, and stay tuned as these new YAvengers post their thoughts on Drafting later this week and next, finishing up this Camp NaNo month.