Liana Gardner is a Bram Stoker Awards® Nominee and the multi-award-winning author of Speak No Evil, 7th Grade Revolution, The Journal of Angela Ashby, and the Katie McCabe Series. 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.
A persistent daydreamer, Liana is often found listening to music and staring off into space, while talking with the characters in her head. She believes life is an adventure and should be embraced by jumping in with both feet when a new opportunity arises. She sometimes lands in the middle of a big mudpie, but it doesn’t dampen her enthusiasm for the journey.
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.
Speak No EvilBram Stoker Awards® Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction
Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction
Silver Falchion Awards Finalist: Best Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction — Mature Issues
NYC Big Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: New Adult Fiction
Dante Rossetti Book Awards Finalist: Young Adult Fiction
Somerset Book Awards Finalist: Contemporary & Literary Fiction
ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition Quarterfinalist
International Book Awards Finalist: Young Adult Fiction
Indie Reader Approved
7th Grade Revolution
Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal Winner: Middle Grade Fiction
(Story Monsters Approved: Tween Novels and Middle Grade Books)
Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Backlist Fiction
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction — General
NYC Big Book Awards Gold Medal Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction
Digital Book World Awards Gold Medal Winner: Best Use Of Social Media In Book
American Fiction Awards Gold Medal Winner: Preteen (10-12) Fiction
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2nd Place: Mystery
Silver Falchion Award Finalist: Best Juvenile Fiction
Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition Semifinalist: Adventure
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Honorable Mention: Middle Grade Fiction
Gertrude Warner Book Awards Finalist: Middle Grade Fiction
Digital Book World Awards Finalist: Best Book (Children's)
International Book Awards Finalist: Children's Fiction
Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention: Children's Fiction