Serena Schreiber

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Serena writes fantasy and books for young people:

Author of action-adventure STEM stories (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for middle grade readers in the Finn's Fast Books series including Finn's Ship, Finn's Car, and Finn's Rocket. The high octane books are good, clean fun for younger readers but also contain enough realistic, fast-paced action to entertain the reluctant eighth-grade reader. Coming soon, look for Finn's Copter. When not writing for kids, you'll find Serena writing with friends on the mythical island of False Key, Florida--the fantasy setting for her series of speculative fiction which includes Somewhere South of Normal, Somewhere South of Sane, Somewhere South of Reason, Somewhere South of Sundown, and So

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Writing YA

On February 27, I'll be giving a presentation in St. Augustine at the Florida Writers Association Mini-Conference "The Write Stuff." Please join us!


Here are a few notes and links from the presentation.


If you've been following my work, you may know I've wondered about the difference between writing for middle grade and for the young adult market. To me, the pat answer of "the age of the protagonist

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“The Devil loved watching children pour down the front steps of the high school like lava from a volcano. Trolling for souls. He posed in one of his favorite guises today, a school bus driver.”
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