Carissa Taylor

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I'm currently a Sydneysider, writer of YA sci-fi / fantasy novels, represented by Jason Anthony of Lippincott Massie McQuilkin, and Sustainability PhD. I'm working on a few books right now, and more up my sleeve :)

Born and raised in Western Washington, I spent most of my childhood running around the woods (in costume), reading books, and writing stories. My writing career came to a crashing halt when, at eight, some well-meaning editor at a class for young writers marked up my Oregon Trail story in red ink. Devastation ensued. I vowed I would never write another story again! And I didn't. At least not for awhile.

At twelve, I moved north to the beautiful and decreasingly remote Orcas Island, and I turned my energies to marine biology and non

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Confession: I don't usually go in for sports stories, but holy hannah, this novel-in-verse just grabs you by the heartstrings and won't let go. *still crying*

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This is the second time I've read this absolutely beautiful novel-in-verse about a little girl immigrating from Vietnam to the southern United States (Alabama). Although it's not set in the modern-day, it's a very important and timely read for all Am ...more
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I loved this book. This is one of those books (like all Renee Watson books, I think) where you pick it up and you just feel like you've known the main character for ages and ages, and you just want to sit in Jade's room with her and make collages and ...more
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So re-tellings and I have a bit of a complicated relationship. I adored CINDER, didn't fall At. All. for ACOTAR etc ... and have written a non-fairytale retelling myself. That said, I really enjoyed this one. I read it around the same time as the ant ...more
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