Meet the Author: Robin Roe
contemporary YA / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Robin Roe

Robin Roe has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s from Harvard. She counseled adolescents in Boston before she moved to Dallas to run a mentoring program for at-risk teens. Her debut novel, A LIST OF CAGES (Disney-Hyperion, January 10, 2017) is a YA Contemporary novel. A LIST OF CAGES—a contemporary YA novel Emma … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Katherine Arden
Fantasy YA / Historical YA / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Katherine Arden

Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College, she deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. Having received her BA, Katherine moved to Maui, Hawaii, where she worked every kind of … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Mary E. Lambert
contemporary middle grade / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Mary E. Lambert

When Mary E. Lambert was eight years old, her grandma told her that she should be a writer. Mary said, “No.” She thought she’d rather be a teacher. Many years later, Mary realized there was no avoiding one of her grandma’s pronouncements, and she started to write novels. In 2014, Mary graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Tricia Levenseller
contemporary YA / Fantasy YA / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Tricia Levenseller

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing and is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching shows … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Lilliam Rivera
contemporary YA / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 Clarion alumni. Lilliam’s work has appeared in Tin House, Los Angeles Times, Latina, USA Today, among others. She hosts a monthly radio show Literary Soundtrack and lives in Los Angeles. Her debut novel, THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ (Simon & Schuster, February 21, 2017) … Continue reading