Category: Cultural and Ethnic

DiverifYA: Coco Nichole

This week, the lovely Coco Nichole joins us on DiversifYA! Coco writes Multicultural YA lit and other short stories. She has a degree in English Education from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. She teaches High School English Language Arts. When Coco isn’t writing or telling stories, she is spending time with her fiance, […]

DiversifYA: Brandi M Ziegler

Brandi M Ziegler joins us at DiversifYA today! Brandi was my (Marieke’s) PitchWars 2014 mentee and she’s a extremely talented writer and all-round wonderful person. You can find her on Twitter and on her blog! 1. How do you identify yourself? The short answer is black. But I also identify as a woman, a mom, and […]

DiversifYA: Jenn Baker

Today, Jenn Baker is here at DiversifYA! Jennifer Baker is a writer of fiction & nonfiction, creator of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and one of the wonderful Sr. VPs for We Need Diverse Books, where she’s getting some really exciting stuff done. Her writing appeared in Newtown Literary, Boston Literary Magazine, Eclectic Flash, and […]

DiversifYA: Tara Sim

We have Tara Sim with us today! Yay! Tara is a wonderful species of author, found in the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she’s not writing about magic, clocks, and boys, she drinks tea, wrangles cats, and sings opera. Her debut YA novel, TIMEKEEPER, comes out Fall of 2016 from Sky Pony Press. Follow […]

DiversifYA: Nisha Sharma

 Award-winning author Nisha Sharma was raised in the countryside of Northeast, Pennsylvania. With very little to do in a small town, Nisha filled her spare time with eighties music, Bollywood movies, and lots of romance novels. When she ran out of romances to read at her local library, she started writing sequels to her favorites […]

DiversifYA: C. D. Childers

C.D. Childers is a former YA and academic librarian who is currently working on her first novel. When she is not writing, you can find her reading fairy tales or planning her next sewing project. Find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or at her website. Twitter: cd_childers Tumblr: cdchilders.tumblr.com Website: www.cdchilders.com     1. How do you identify yourself? […]

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