About Olivia


The short of it

A former roving vagabond, Olivia Hennis currently lives in Pennsylvania. She previously worked as an editor for an online magazine, managed a Halloween park, and read tarot for a living.  In November 2012, Olivia began podcasting with two friends. The trio rant and rave about the Young Adult publishing and writing world at Papercuts Podcast.

Find her on Twitter @OliviaHennis.

Writing Happens Sometimes

Olivia is on hiatus from seeking representation for THE CLAWS THAT SCRATCH, a YA Urban Fantasy of three young women, their dual natures, and the confusion, betrayal, and helplessness of growing up.

Olivia is currently hard at work on the first novel in her Iron Garden adult urban fantasy series. You can enjoy short stories set in this world by joining her Patreon.

New Tales from the Iron Garden are often featured as the monthly short story reward. To read more shorts, check out the Iron Garden on Smashwords, or go directly to A TASTE OF FAERIE or HOW SHE GOT THOSE SCARS.

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(Cover images by Cyna Martinez.)

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Favorite Books

Young Adult

“How It Ends” by Laura Wiess
“On the Edge of Gone” by Corinne Duyvis
“Every Heart a Doorway” by Seanan McGuire
“The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)” by Susan Beth Pfeffer
“History of Glitter and Blood” by Hannah Moskowitz
“The Wee Free Men” by Terry Pratchett
“Extras (Uglies #4)” by Scott Westerfeld
“How I Live Now” by Meg Rosoff
“A Separate Peace” by John Knowles
“Lessons from a Dead Girl” by Jo Knowles
“The Wrap-Up List” by Steven Arntson


“Borderline (The Arcadia Project #1)” by Mishell Baker
“The Great Train Robbery” by Michael Crichton
“Vittorio the Vampire” by Anne Rice
“An Artificial Night (October Daye #3)” by Seanan McGuire
“John Dies at the End” by David Wong
“This Book is Full of Spiders (Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It)” by David Wong
“The Talisman” by Stephen King and Peter Straub
“The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Stupidest Angel” by Christopher Moore

Middle Grade

“His Dark Materials Trilogy” by Phillip Pullman
“Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery
“Rilla of Ingleside” by L.M. Montgomery
“Evil Genius” by Catherine Jinks
“The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau
“Matilda” by Roald Dahl
“Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White


“There’s a Monster at the End of This Book”
“I Need My Monster”
“The Lorax”
“Chloe & Maude”
“The Runaway Bunny”
“Cat Walk” by Mary Stolz
“Caps for Sale”
“Baby’s First Mythos”

Graphic Novel

“The Wicked + The Divine”
“52, Volume 1 – 4”
“Hopeless, Maine”

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