Sacred statues guard a city-state, until one awakens and begins slaughtering the people she's meant to protect.
GIRL, SERPENT, THORN meets STRANGE THE DREAMER.
Young Adult Fantasy selected for Pitch Wars 2020 and recently revised under the mentorship of authors Alechia Dow and Sheena Boekweg.
Features fat, autistic, and LGBTQ+ characters. #OwnVoices for both point-of-view characters.
#MurderStatue on Twitter.
More monsters, more yearning, more angst. Far too many sheep.
A plus-size shepherdess with aspirations accidentally dooms her best friend (and heir to their threatened island kingdom), then embarks on a deadly mission to atone.
THE DARK TIDE meets HADESTOWN.
Young Adult fantasy featuring an autistic romance and LGBTQ+ characters.
#MonsterInferno on Twitter.
Leanne Schwartz teaches English, poetry, drama, and history in San Diego. She believes in hard work, overthrowing authoritarian governments, and the power of singing along to show tunes.
Leanne Schwartz grew up in Davis, California, reading piles of books and acting in local theater productions. In high school she cemented her status as a massive nerd, running a local theater company and attending the California State Summer School for the Arts for creative writing.
She completed her English degree and master's in education at UC Davis.
Leanne lives in San Diego with her family and loves teaching, theater, and actively dismantling systems of oppression. She can be found (pre-pandemic) spending too much time and money at her local independent bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy, yelling enthusiastically on Instagram or Twitter about books, and corrupting the minds of America's youth (as an English teacher).