Jess Capelle, Coordinator 


Jess Capelle is one of the founding members of Houston YA/MG. She oversees our monthly meetings, as well as runs the scholarship program. Jess writes YA and MG fiction of the fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and paranormal variety. Occasionally she writes zombie short stories, which have been published in the anthologies UNDEAD IS NOT AN OPTION (2011) and UNDEAD: UNCENSORED (2012). Jessica holds a BA in French and a Juris Doctor and frequently teaches writing in the Houston area.

Sharon Morse, Co-Coodinator, Web Coordinator


Sharon Morse runs the website, email newsletter, and social media for Houston YA/MG. She lives in Northwest Houston with her husband and two tiny humans where she writes young adult novels. Sharon also speaks at various writer’s groups in the Houston area. When she’s not writing, you can catch her procrasti-baking, doodling in her art journal, or wrecking her house with her latest craft project. Sharon is represented by Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary Services.

Heather Elliot, Special Events Coordinator

author+picpngHeather Elliot oversees the special events for Houston YA/MG, as well as planning and overseeing monthly meetings. She lives in Houston and writes young adult fantasy, as well as publishes Christian romance as Heather Diane.