Tehlor Kay Mejia

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Tehlor Kay Mejia is a YA author and poet at home in the wild woods and alpine meadows of Southern Oregon. When she's not writing, you can find her plucking at her guitar, stealing rosemary sprigs from overgrown gardens, or trying to make the perfect vegan tamale. She is active in the Latinx lit community, and passionate about representation for marginalized teens in media. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @tehlorkay.

Her short fiction appears in the ALL OUT and TOIL & TROUBLE anthologies from Harlequin Teen. Her debut YA fantasy, WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE, is out 2/26/2019 from Katherine Tegen/Harper Collins, with a sequel to follow. Her debut middle grade, PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS, releases from Disney-Hyperion/Ric
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We Unleash the Merciless St...

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Paola Santiago and the Fore...

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Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of...

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Tehlor’s Recent Updates

Tehlor Mejia answered a question about Miss Meteor:
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Hi! The book is definitely queer and features queer characters, but it is not a romance between the two girls! Thanks!
More of Tehlor's books…
“In a battle between two men trying to control her, she'd chosen herself.”
Tehlor Kay Mejia, We Set the Dark on Fire

“Maybe this was trust ... Giving someone the power to ruin you, betting your life on the belief that they wouldn't.”
Tehlor Kay Mejia, We Set the Dark on Fire

“You have a big heart, a strong mind, and you will find a way to make a life you love. No matter how different it is from the one you left.”
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