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Interview with Kelly McWilliams, Author of Agnes at the End of the World

Kelly is a mixed-race writer who has always gravitated towards stories about crossing boundaries and forging new identities. For this and so many other reasons, young adult literature will always be close to her heart. She is a graduate of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Brown University. Her upcoming novel, AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD, benefitted from a We Need Diverse Books Mentorship.

Kelly has crafted stories all her life, and her very first novel, DOORMAT (2004), was published when she was just fifteen-years old. DOORMAT became a Junior Library Guild selection and led to a feature in Seventeen magazine. Kelly has previously worked as a staff writer for Romper, covering issues important to women and families. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, cooking (with mixed results), or hiking. She lives in Colorado with her partner and young daughter.

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Interview with Maria Ingrande Mora, Author of Fragile Remedy

Maria Ingrande Mora (she/her) has been working in digital media since 2002. She specializes in identifying brand narratives and translating them into messaging that doesn’t feel like marketing.

Maria lives in Florida with a menagerie of rescue animals. She identifies as queer and bisexual. She is the single mom of two middle schoolers, and she can barely keep up with their voracious reading habits. If she isn’t writing, revising, or at work, please tell her to go to bed.

Maria Ingrande Mora
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