Liana Gardner

LIANA GARDNER


Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of Speak No Evil, 7th Grade Revolution and The Journal of Angela Ashby. 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.

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
2020 Silver Falchion Awards Finalist in Best Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction
2019 NYC Big Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in New Adult Fiction
2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction — Mature Issues
2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition Quarterfinalist
2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Young Adult Fiction
7th Grade Revolution
2018 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal Winner: Middle Grade Fiction
2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction — General
2019 Gertrude Warner Book Awards for Middle Grade Readers Finalist (winners TBA 9/2020)
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
2018 Silver Falchion Award Finalist: Best Juvenile Fiction
2018 Digital Book World Awards Finalist: Best Book (Children's)
2018 International Book Awards Finalist: Children's Fiction
The Journal of Angela Ashby
2019 Silver Falchion Awards Finalist in Best Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction
2019 NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite (Silver Medal) in Preteen Fiction
2019 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Honorable Mention in Children — Preteen
2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention in Children's Fiction
Misfit McCabe Series
~Misfit McCabe (Pearson Prize Teen Choice Award 2009)
~Nowhere Feels Like Home (Pearson Prize Teen Choice Award 2010)
~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.)