Born and raised in St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, Kacen Callender is a bestselling and award-winning author of the middle-grade novels Hurricane Child and King and the Dragonflies, the young-adult novels This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story and Felix Ever After, and the adult novel Queen of the Conquered and its forthcoming sequel King of the Rising.​

They enjoy playing RPG video games in their free time.​

Kacen currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

M. T. Anderson

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Elana Arnold

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Marie-Louise Gay

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Ann Dávila Cardinal

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Kelly Starling Lyons

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Shadra Strickland

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