Liana Gardner

LIANA GARDNER


Liana Gardner is a Bram Stoker Awards® Nominee and the multi-award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution, The Journal of Angela Ashby, and Speak No Evil. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface.

Liana volunteers with high school students through EXP (expfuture.org). EXP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Working in partnership with industry and educators, EXP helps young people EXPerience, EXPand, and EXPlore.

Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but her imagination takes her wherever she wants to go. Most recently she was titled Lady of Lochaber and Glencoe and was honored with a star named after her in the Andromeda Constellation.

Liana is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

AWARDS

Speak No Evil
2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
2019 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction
2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction
2020 Silver Falchion Awards Finalist: Best Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction
2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction — Mature Issues
2019 NYC Big Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: New Adult Fiction
2020 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Finalist: Young Adult Fiction
2020 Somerset Book Awards Finalist: Contemporary & Literary Fiction
2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition Quarterfinalist
2019 International Book Awards Finalist: Young Adult Fiction
Indie Reader Approved
7th Grade Revolution
(Story Monsters Approved: Tween Novels and Middle Grade Books)
2018 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal Winner: Middle Grade Fiction
2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Backlist Fiction
2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction — General
2019 NYC Big Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction
2018 Digital Book World Awards Gold Medal Winner: Best Use Of Social Media In Book
2018 American Fiction Awards Gold Medal Winner: Preteen (10-12) Fiction
2021 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2nd Place: Mystery
2018 Silver Falchion Award Finalist: Best Juvenile Fiction
2021 Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition Semifinalist: Adventure
2021 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Honorable Mention: Middle Grade Fiction
2019 Gertrude Warner Book Awards Finalist: Middle Grade Fiction
2018 Digital Book World Awards Finalist: Best Book (Children's)
2018 International Book Awards Finalist: Children's Fiction
2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention: Children's Fiction
The Journal of Angela Ashby
(Story Monsters Approved: Tween Novels, Family, and School Issues)
2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Silver Medal Winner: Backlist Fiction
2019 Silver Falchion Awards Finalist: Best Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction
2019 NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite (Silver Medal): Preteen Fiction
2021 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Honorable Mention: Middle Grade Fiction
2021 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Honorable Mention: Family
2021 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Honorable Mention: School Issues
2019 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Honorable Mention: Children — Preteen
2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention: Children's Fiction
Special Honors
~Diary of a Misfit (“Current Event,” a short story in Diary of a Misfit, was featured in the Story Chairs project, an audio installation featuring the work of 32 writers, musicians, and readers.)