We're a group of YA and MG writers who were selected in Round 3 of Author Mentor Match and became fast friends.
Books make us ridiculously happy (especially diverse books that make us feel all the things), so we thought we'd share the love.
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Graci is a Korean-Kiwi MG author based in New Zealand. Her debut MG novel, THE LAST FALLEN STAR, will be published by Rick Riordan Presents, Disney-Hyperion, in Spring 2021. She grew up not reading about girls like her, so she's passionate about writing her diversity onto the page. She is represented by Carrie Pestritto of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.
Julie Abe is the author of EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH, releasing in 2020 (MG fantasy from Little, Brown Young Readers) and the second book in the series, releasing 2021. She has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently resides in Southern California with her imaginary dog.
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Susan is a prolific reader and aspiring writer of romance stories for teens and adults. With an #ownvoices perspective, she hopes to help expand the choices out in the market for readers to see themselves in the Happily Ever After. Raised in Southern California, Susan is now a proud New Yorker, complete with a robust 4-letter vocabulary and an incurable case of wanderlust.
Emily is from Perth, Western Australia and writes YA fantasy and science fiction. When she’s not dreaming up convoluted stories or attempting to untangle them, she enjoys crocheting, gaming and drinking fancy flavoured teas. She’s a Round 3 #AMM mentee and is working on a fantasy that features alchemy, robots and identity theft.
Sarah writes YA dark fantasy with characters who would rather stab something than talk about their feelings. After bouncing around the globe, she currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, and works in non-profit communications. When not writing, she can be found curled up on her couch with a good book and one too many homemade cookies.