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© 2016-2019 by SHERI A LARSEN/S.A. Larsen | Maine, USA | sheri@salarsenbooks.com 

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Press Kit

S.A. Larsen, Young Adult & Middle Grade Author

Bio

Print Interviews | Radio/Video Interviews | Press Kit

Social Media Links

Agent

Print Interviews | Radio/Video Interviews | Press Kit

Author/School Visits

Books

Middle Grade

Young Adult

Media Room

Welcome to my media room!

I'm super excited you're here. To find out more about me, scroll down this page . . . if you dare.

Press Kit

S.A. Larsen, Young Adult & Middle Grade Author

Bio

Print Interviews | Radio/Video Interviews | Press Kit

Social Media Links

Agent

Print Interviews | Radio/Video Interviews | Press Kit

Author/School Visits

Books

Middle Grade

Young Adult

Media Room

Welcome to my media room!

I'm super excited you're here. To find out more about me, scroll down this page . . . if you dare.

Press Kit

S.A. Larsen, Young Adult & Middle Grade Author

Click on any high rez image to use for both print and online media.

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Photo acknowledgement & credit: Katelynn JF Larsen

Bio

​As a little girl, S.A. Larsen believed her closet held secret passageways to magical worlds brimming with all sorts of creepy creatures – her favorite kind. Sheri never did find a ghoul or a goblin in her closet, only a half-eaten fluffernutter that her brother repurposed as a hockey puck.

 

Her debut novel MOTLEY EDUCATION (former Leap Books, 2016) was released as a second edition by Ellysian Press, 2019. The book is an international multiple award-winning, fantasy-adventure for middle grade readers; this is the first book in the series. She's also the author of MARKED BEAUTY (Ellysian Press, 2017), a contemporary-fantasy romance for young adults - also an award-winning novel. Her other published works can be found in young adult anthologies, community interest newspapers, and sports magazines (youth athletes/actors).

 

Giving back to her writing community is important to her, and she does so as a @MixedUpFiles interview & giveaway coordinator, #MGLitchat co-host, and writing mentor for First Five Pages under Adventures in YA Publishing. She's also part of the #SpookyMG crew over on spookymiddlegrade.com, where she partakes in a #SpookySkypePanel that visits classrooms around the world to chat about reading, writing, books, and more!

 

When she’s not chasing her characters around a cemetery or antagonizing them with the wonders of young love, she can be found in the land of lobsters and snowy winters with her husband and four children (yes, they all play hockey), a playful German Shepherd, and three kittens. 

Social Media Links

Agent

Formerly agented. Currently seeking new representation. 

Inquires welcome. 

Bookings

For all school, library, and events.

Contact: https://www.salarsenbooks.com/contact

Books

Middle Grade

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Ellysian Press, 2019; 2nd Ed

ISBN: 978-1-941637-63-0

ISBN: 978-1-941637-64-7 (Ingram)

ASIN: B07XCYPD76           Ages 10+

Winner of

5 Literary Awards!

"A deftly crafted ... and entertaining read!"

Midwest Book Reviews - Children's Watch 2017

Motley Junior High: School for the Psychically and Celestially Gifted Terms of Enrollment

Signed: Ebony Charmed

Ebony should be excited about entering sixth grade to further develop her skills. And she would be. If only her lame abilities let her see more than three ghosts.

Struggling to live up to her gifted family, Ebony is horrified when she is branded a Seeker: someone who is neither Sensory nor Luminary. To top it off, her Deadly Creatures and Relics project – transforming a measly stick – seems destined for failure.

But there are doors to other worlds where creatures have been watching her. And when the truth emerges that her project is more than a stick, she knows she must act. Along with her best friend Fleishman and his pet lizard, Ebony finds herself wedged between prophecies and quests. Oh, and saving the entire spirit world from annihilation.

Ebony is not ready to be a hero. But a dark presence has already stolen more than one local kid. And this time, her failure is not an option.

  • 2017 Literary Classics - Gold Medal Winner

  • 2016 New England Book Festival - Best Children's Book

  • 2017 Readers' Favorite - Gold Medal Winner

  • 2017 Feathered Quill - Bronze Winner

  • 2017 Purple Dragonfly - Honorable Mention

Readers Favorite: "A wonderful world full of dynamic characters, ever increasing intrigue, and imaginative worlds where amazing things happen! Motley Education is the perfect middle grade fantasy book to capture your attention and engage your imagination as you experience Norse mythology with Ebony and Fleishman. Quite engaging, which is perfect for the targeted age group, (and older readers as well!). I can't wait to see what comes next. " 

A complete media kit for Motley Education: The Urd Saga, 2nd Edition is available at this LINK.

Young Adult

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Ellysian Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781941637425 ASIN: B0743B373F     Ages 14+

 

Multi Award

winner!

5 Star Review: “A beautiful tale of mystery, love, and romance. The writing is simply amazing!"  ~ Readers' Favorite

 Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul.

Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her. 

Viktor Castle also has a secret. He’s tasked with protecting humanity yet cursed by an ancient evil to destroy it.

After Viktor saves Ana’s life, her abilities grow stronger. Drawn together, she senses Viktor has answers to lifelong questions. Only he shuns her at every turn, knowing he has saved her only to put her in more danger. As Ana struggles with her attraction to Viktor, he tries everything to bury his unexpected feelings for her. But they must find a middle ground. For only together can they combat the dark forces threatening both their lives . . . and their souls.

 

· 2017 New England Book Festival Runner-Up, Young Adult Category

· 2018 Silver Medal - Literary Classics International Book Awards

· 2018 American Fiction Awards Finalist; Young Adult Category

· 2018 Readers' Favorite Finalist in the Young Adult - Fantasy - General genre

· 2018 Maine Romance Writers 'Strut Your Stuff' Grand Prize Winner - Readers Choice

· 2018 Maine Romance Writers Readers' Choice; YA/NA category

"With some of the best imagery I've ever read, MARKED BEAUTY will have you desperately flipping pages to find out what happens with Ana and Viktor--who are both mysteriously endearing and an absolute delight to cheer for." 
       - Elana Johnson, USA Today Bestselling Author

A complete media kit for Marked Beauty is available at this LINK.

Other Works

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A steampunk anthology of clock-work inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings. 

"Time Spun Souls"

Curiosity Quills Press, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1620078037

Ages 12+

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Over sixty authors share letters of advice and encouragement written to their past selves.

Amazon Digital Services, 2014

ASIN: B00NEXVQBM

*One of Amazon's Top 100 Best Selling Free Writing Books

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Asteampunk anthology clockwork creations and humming airships. *Companion to Gears of Brass. 

"Ethereal Coil"

Curiosity Quills Press, 2016

ISBN-13: 978-1620078624

Ages 12+

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A compulation of writing, publishing, and marketing advice from over 200 traditionally or indie published authors. 

Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C., 2014

ASIN: B00PM98I08

*One of Amazon's Top 100 Best Selling Free Writing Books

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This anthology is a fundraiser for Friends of Realms to support the extensive elective program offered at Realms Middle School. 

Amazon Digital Services, 2018

ISBN: 978-1980212867

ASIN: B079YRCQRT

*Note from Sheri: This is a special project I was blessed to work on. As one of the mentor authors, I guided students as they developed their contributing stories through story structure, character development, world building, and more.