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Elise Kova is a USA Today bestselling author of over 30 novels. She writes YA fantasy and says she enjoys, “telling stories of fantasy worlds filled with magic and deep emotions.” She’s also a writing coach who helps authors who are just starting out and established writers looking to getMore

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In October, Nigerian author, Uchenna Awoke, became the first featured writer for the Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop’s (PVWW) Writing Across Borders Program. Uchenna did a reading via Zoom and then took questions from the audience. PVWW, a literary arts organization based in Western MA, launched the program to encourage theMore

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Anna Kang’s debut picture book, You Are (Not) Small, was published in 2014. She has, since then, published seven more books, all illustrated by her husband, Christopher Weyant.  You Are (Not) Small has won several awards, including the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, and was listed as one of the NPR BestMore