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Kacen Callender

Born and raised on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, Kheryn Callender holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where they studied fine arts, Japanese, and creative writing, as well as an MFA from The New Schoolâe(tm)s Writing for Children program. Hurricane Child marks their debut novel.

Genres: Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Gay Romance
New and upcoming books
Novellas and Short Stories
   Sunset Springs (2021)
Kacen Callender recommends
The Best Liars in Riverview (2022)
Lin Thompson
"The Best Liars in Riverview is a beautiful and heartwarming exploration of self-discovery. Lin Thompson writes with love and respect for their readers, and I'm excited for the young people who will have the chance to read their story. A stunning and potentially life-changing, life-saving debut."
The Passing Playbook (2021)
Isaac Fitzsimons
"The Passing Playbook feels like a simultaneous warm hug and a lightning strike of courage. Isaac writes from the heart, creating characters you will love and cheer on. This is a wonderful debut!"
Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun (2021)
Jonny Garza Villa
"Emotional, heartfelt, and at times heartbreaking, this vulnerable and ultimately hopeful story is healing. Jonny writes with clear care and intention for their younger readers. Beautifully done."

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World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2020) : Queen of the Conquered

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