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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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