Authors

Helen Donohoe

Helen Donohoe studied politics at Manchester University and the LSE and has dedicated her career to speaking up for the powerless and invisible as a campaigner, lobbyist, volunteer and writer. She recently completed the MA in Creative Writing (Novels) at City University, London, winning the PFD Novel Writing Prize for Birdy Flynn, her first novel. She…
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Sarah Mussi

Sarah Mussi lives in Brixton in South London. She has won the Irish Writers Children’s Book Award and the BBUK Award for contemporary YA fiction. She has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and has been shortlisted for the Banford Boase award and Lewisham Book Award, amongst others. Apart from writing, Sarah teaches English…
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Kathleen Glasgow

Kathleen Glasgow lives in Tucson, Arizona. She wrote the majority of this book during arts fellowships and in all it took her eight years to complete. It is a powerful and personal novel which addresses the important theme of teen depression and making a life for yourself.
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Dana Reinhardt

Dana Reinhardt lives in San Francisco and is the author of several books for YA readers. ‘I was a young adult when I fell in love with reading,’ she recalls, ‘and I can remember how books made me feel back then. How they provided both comfort and escape.’
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Nikki Sheehan

Nikki Sheehan is the youngest daughter of a rocket scientist. Sheehan achieved a first class degree in linguistics and worked as a subtitler on Coronation Street and The Simpsons. She later studied developmental psychology and journalism and continues to work as a freelance journalist and copywriter, specialising in parenting features. Sheehan has three children and…
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Olivia Levez

Olivia Levez divides her time between teaching English and binge-writing in her caravan by the sea. Olivia likes hula-hooping, yoga and real ale, but not at the same time. She lives in Worcestershire with her husband, two sons and her real life Dog, Basil.
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Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Amie Kaufman is the award-winning co-author of the Starbound series. Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of the Lotus War series. They live in Melbourne, Australia.
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Ingelin Røssland

Ingelin Røssland is an award-winning Norwegian author and journalist. Her books have won numerous awards and have been translated into several languages. Her fourth book, Handgranateple, was listed in the 2008 IBBY Honours List. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Esther Ehrlich

Esther Ehrlich visited Cape Cod every summer with her parents as a child, and it was this that inspired her to write Nest, her debut novel. She lives in San Francisco, USA.
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A.J. Steiger

A.J. Steiger majored in Fiction Writing at Columbia College, Chicago, and her lifelong interest in psychology and social justice issues led her to write Mindwalker. This is her debut novel and its sequel, Mindstormer, is to follow. She lives in Illinois, USA.
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