Carpe Libris was started by Melissa Mead, Jennifer Schwabach, and Michelle Thuma. They met through the On-line Writer’s Workshop when sponsored by Del-Rey. They wanted to take part in a smaller group of writers specializing in science fiction and fantasy and so decided to form their own group.
Jane Chirgwin joined the group a couple of years later. J. Cheney became the fifth member in 2005, and Ruth J. Burroughs the sixth in 2006. In 2008, we welcomed our newest member, Z. S. Adani. While some other members have come and gone, these writers form the core of the group.
They all wanted a way to offer each other support, critique each other’s work, and grow as writers. The name Carpe Libris and our slogan “Seize the Library–Write the Books!” truly represent the goals of all of our writers.