About Me

Life without words is

death without heaven

 

Sera Rivers is the managing editor for Avenue A Books, the children's graphic novel imprint of educational publisher Center for Responsive Schools. She is also a young adult novelist and story slammer. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing/Journalism Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), co-chair of the 2018 New England SCBWI spring conference, and their Western MA Kidlit Meet Up coordinator. She is represented by literary agent Jill Corcoran.

Sera's interests include writing young adult novels that incorporate historical figures/events into current societal issues. Her current YA projects include: 

POE IS ME—Fifteen-year-old Amos Pritchard is haunted by the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe and gets diagnosed with schizophrenia.

THE WICKED ONES—memoir detailing Sera's journey of finding her true identity and restoring her faith in herself after surviving the brainwashing and abuse of the Jehovah's Witness religion. The WICKED ONES won the 2016 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award