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Episode 70: YA Author Sierra Elmore

Debut author Sierra Elmore talks about self-publishing her Mean Girls remix, Death by Society.

My biggest piece of advice is not to give up, because there are people in this world who want to see your stories. They want to see you succeed.

Guest Bio

Sierra Elmore writes YA contemporary and thriller novels about girls wreaking havoc while fighting trauma. Her work has won the YoungArts merit award and was selected for the Author Mentor Match program. Elmore earned a BA in Sociology from Arcadia University. She’s conducted research on the representation of mentally ill women in media, as well as relational aggression amongst adolescent girls. Elmore lives in New York City, where she explores independent bookstores, volunteers for the Crisis Text Line, and goes to as many concerts as possible.

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