Ren Koppel Torres
I've adored fantasy books since the dawn of time. I started my debut fantasy novel, The Shadow in Her Pocket, at nine years old, and published it at sixteen. I wanted to prove that Middle Grade authors don't have to talk down to their audiences. I wanted to flip the script on white- and male-dominated adventure stories. And I wanted to write about magic! Read more about my book here.
I'm passionate about advocating for child literacy. I'm donating 10 percent or more of the proceeds from my book sales to Bookspring, a nonprofit Central Texas.
I write for several publications including Writer's Digest and Pipeline Artists. I'm featured in cartoon in both The New Yorker and LiteraryHub. I've presented at events including the NISD NerdvanaCon (2018-19). I love speaking at book events, conferences, libraries, and schools.
I was born in New York City in a Jewish-Mexican-American family. I now live in Austin, Texas with my family and a dog, a rabbit, and a lovebird. When I'm not writing, I'm a visual artist, a guitarist in a rock band, and a high school student.
Find me on Twitter at @KoppelTorres. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.