Category: Mental Illness and Neurodiversity

DiversifYA: Olivia Hinebaugh

Olivia Hinebaugh is with us today! Olivia writes (delicious) YA as well as parenting articles, and she’s represented by Carrie Howland. She is also an outspoken advocate for mental health issues, and she’ll be a performer in This Is My Brave, a live presentation of touching essays, original music, and poetry will be performed by […]

DiversifYA: Heather Marie

Today, we have the amazing Heather Marie here at DiversifYA! Heather is a tireless cheerleader of YA on Twitter, contributor to The Secret Life of Writers, and above all, author of the soon to be released YA supernatural THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME (Curiosity Quills, 2014). Follow Heather on Twitter, read The Secret Life of […]

DiversifYA: Ami Allen-Vath

Sometimes beautiful things happen here at DiversifYA HQ, especially when our interviews inspire others to share their stories. Especially during weeks like these, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. I don’t think I say it enough, but awareness is SO important. To know we’re not alone. But also to let others know that these issues we […]

DiversifYA: Katie Locke

Today, the amazing Katie Locke joins DiversifYA! Just in case you aren’t following Katie yet, she is a YA/NA writer (who owes me a manuscript, hurry <3), a cat herder, and has been one of my favorite people on Twitter for a long time now. Right in time for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Katie is […]

DiversifYA: Caitlin S. Jennings

Today, DiversifYA is happy to welcome Caitlin S. Jennings to the blog! Caitlin is a YA, NA, and Flash Fiction Writer, represented by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger, Inc. Her writing has appeared (or is forthcoming) in multiple publications including The Alarmist, The Binnacle, Crunchable, Jersey Devil Press, and Northern Virginia Magazine. She’s also editorial […]

DiversifYA: Rae Chang

Today, we welcome the wonderful Rae Chang to the blog! Rae is a YA writer (among other things of amazing YA fantasy that messes with your mind), freelance editor, blog assistant to Brenda Drake, composer, nerd, food blogger, youth mentor, to name just a few. I met Rae over PitchWars — when we co-wrote a […]

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