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Laekan Zea Kemp

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Laekan Zea Kemp is a writer living in Austin, Texas. Her debut novel, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet was a 2022 Pura Belpré Honor Recipient. In addition to writing she’s also the creator and host of the Author Pep Talks podcast, as well as a contributor to the Las Musas podcast. She has three objectives when it comes to storytelling: to make people laugh, cry, and crave Mexican food. Her work celebrates Chicane grit, resilience, creativity, and joy while exploring themes of identity and mental health.

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Laekan Zea Kemp YES! The 4th and FINAL book in The Girl In Between series is due out in 2016.
Laekan Zea Kemp In my own dream world...the end of April. In the real world, the original release date may be pushed back no later than June 31st. BUT if that happens…moreIn my own dream world...the end of April. In the real world, the original release date may be pushed back no later than June 31st. BUT if that happens then I will be posting free chapters from TDOTN on my blog leading up to the publication date in an effort to dull the pain a little. Keep checking there for updates on my progress! Maybe a miracle will happen! And thank you in advance for your amazing patience!!!(less)
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2022: My Year of Rest

When I left the classroom in the summer of 2020 I thought the relief would be immediate. I thought my body would sense this newfound safety. That it would relinquish the worry and dead weight. That rest would come easy.

It did not come easy.

In fact, it didn’t come at all.

Instead, I took all of that anxious energy I’d been swimming in for four and a half years (really, the past decade) and chann

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“People don’t exist in just the light or the dark. They exist in the contrast. In the shadows where the two overlap.”
Laekan Zea Kemp, The Girl In Between

“Because the truth was I was tired. I was tired of fighting but more importantly I was tired of losing, of being disappointed.”
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“That was one of the worst things about being sick. Someone was always waiting on you, which meant disappointing people was inevitable.”
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kyendwarrior Hello! Thank you for accepting my friend request! ^-^


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Cam *tactile seeker* Hi, thank you for accepting my friend request!
I can't wait to read your books, they all sound amazing!


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