Tristin Grizel Dean is the author of Snowhaven, Reflections, and Sentient Beings, all in the last year alone, the last of which won her the 2021 TALJ.
Dee Cooke is the author of at least 12 games in the last three years alone, including Goblin Quest, Waiting for the Day Train (my personal favorite), and the Barry Basic Series, of which Barry Basic and the Quick Escape won her second place in the 2021 TALJ.
Chris Ainsley is the developer of the interactive fiction engine Adventuron and also today’s host.
Earlier today on Twitter Spaces, these two talented and prolific interactive fiction authors were interviewed regarding their wins in last year’s text adventure literacy jam, their creative process, this year’s upcoming text adventure literacy jam, reaching out to new audiences, and more.
You can listen to the recording HERE.
Note: The recording will likely be lightly edited and moved to a permanent home elsewhere. When this happens, I will update the hyperlink.