I've always had an appreciation for poetry, but it was over the pandemic that I rekindled my passion for writing it. I've had poems published before in school newspapers and in Badgerdog's Rise as a younger kid, but it was only recently that I started submitting poetry to more literary mags that I love. I'm thrilled to have received several acceptances so far, and the first of my poems to be published this summer is my poem "Integral," which went live yesterday with Ample Remains' fourth issue! I'm so excited to be featured alongside so many great writers. Read "Integral" here!
6/14/2021 0 Comments
I'm so honored that Writer's Digest magazine published my new article today! In "Motive Magic for the MG/YA Writer," I emphasize the importance of focusing on your characters' motives (and I explain how + why to do so). Read it on WD's website if you're interested!
My good friend (and fellow 17-year-old writer) Byron López Ellington posted a reading of my book's synopsis on his YouTube channel here! I love it so much. He's an amazing creative; he founded a literary magazine and is writing a poetry chapbook and novel. He's also an aspiring voice actor and I'm really honored that he made this video!
Ren Koppel Torres has adored fantasy books since the dawn of time and started The Shadow in Her Pocket at nine years old. Ren was born in New York City in a Jewish-Mexican-American family and now lives in Austin, Texas. Ren is passionate about advocating for child literacy and is donating a portion of the proceeds from book sales to Bookspring, a nonprofit in Central Texas. Ren is also a freelance writer, a visual artist, a guitarist in a rock band, a succulent aficionado, and a high school student.