Category: Religious

DiversifYA: Sabina Khan

Sabina Khan is the author of Realm of the Goddess, the first in a series of YA Paranormal Fantasy books based on the gods and goddesses of India. She is an educational consultant and a karaoke enthusiast. After living in Germany, Bangladesh, Macao, Illinois and Texas, she has finally settled down in beautiful British Columbia, […]

DiversifYA: Sumayyah Daud

Sumayyah Daud is a PhD-student, YA Highway-er, and author of BEGIN AGAIN (Dutton), out in the near future. She enjoys writing stories about selfish girls, violent girls, and witchy girls (not just those, but they’re what’s most current). Sumayyah is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at EMLA, and we’re absolutely delighted to have her here at DiversifYA today! Follow […]

DiversifYA: Shveta Thakrar

It is Kaleidoscope day! And today we have one of the featured writers of this fantastic, diverse YA anthology (more on that later), Shveta Thakrar, with us here at DiversifYA! Shveta  is a writer of South Asian–flavored fantasy, social justice activist, and part-time nagini. She draws on her heritage, her experience growing up with two cultures, and […]

DiversifYA: Veronica Bartles, part two

Veronica Bartles is back! Yay! After frankly discussing her brain tumor last time she was here, she now talks about being Mormon and how faith and religion define her. Veronica’s YA debut TWELVE STEPS, a story about sisters, sibling rivalry, and finding your own place in the world, was released last month from Swoon Romance. Find […]

DiversifYA: Nicole Wolverton

The wonderful Nicole Wolverton joins us at DiversifYA today! Nicole is a young adult and adult novelist and nonprofit fundraiser from the Philadelphia area (which she’ll discuss in an upcoming DiversiTheme). Her debut novel, THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS, is an adult thriller published in 2013. Her short fiction has appeared in Black Heart Magazine, Penduline, and […]

DiversifYA: Yael Tischler

Today, Yael Tischler joins us at DiversifYA! Yael is a YA fantasy writing bookseller (yay!), world traveler, and when she’s not writing, she’s most likely to be found on her bike or spontaneously belting show-tunes. So all in all, she’s pretty much very awesome. Yael co-wrote a great fantastic blog post about diversity in YA […]

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