Tehlor Kay Mejia
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TEHLOR KAY MEJIA is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult fantasy duology WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE and WE UNLEASH THE MERCILESS STORM. Her middle grade debut, PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS, released from Rick Riordan Presents in 2020 with its sequel PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE FOREST OF NIGHTMARES to come in 2021.
Her debut novel received six starred reviews, and was chosen as an Indie’s Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, as well as being an Indiebound regional bestseller. It was runner up for the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative fiction, awarded through Dartmouth College, was featured in Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and O by Oprah Magazine’s best books of 2019 lists, and was a book of the year selection by Kirkus and School Library Journal.
Tehlor lives in Oregon where she grows heirloom corn and continues her quest to perfect the vegan tamale.
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Books:Lucha of the Night Forest, April 2023
Hardcover / e-Book
Miss Meteor, October 2021
Paperback / e-Book