About Olivia

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The short of it

A former roving vagabond, Olivia Hennis currently lives in Pennsylvania. Ollie 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 Ollie on Twitter @OliviaHennis.

Writing Happens Sometimes

Olivia is currently hard at work expanding the Iron Garden adult urban fantasy series. You can enjoy short stories set in this world by joining Ollie’s 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 Amazon.com.

Ollie’s work has been published with YA Magazine, pacificREVIEW, and Unfading Daydreams.

(Cover images by Cyna Martinez.)

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.

Using the bar on the right, you can sign up to receive email alerts for Olivia’s blog!

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

Adult

“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

Children’s

“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”
“Lumberjanes”
“Hopeless, Maine”
“Watchmen”
“The Flintstones, Vol 1 & 2”

Other

Ollie says: Once upon a time, I worked with an online magazine where–among other things–I interviewed YA authors. These links might die randomly but, until then, here’s some of the bigger names in YA publishing I had interviewed:

Garth Nix interview: Clariel

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl interview: Dangerous Creatures

Kami Garcia interview: Unmarked

Melissa De La Cruz interview: The Ring And The Crown

James Patterson interview: Homeroom Diaries

PC & Kristen Cast interview: Redeemed (House of Night)

Julie Kagawa interview: The Forever Song

Kass Morgan interview: The 100

Soman Chainani interview: A World Without Princes

Adi Alsaid interview: Let’s Get Lost

 

And I commissioned, content edited, and generally encouraged short stories as an editor there. Here are some of the ones I am most proud of working on, a lot which deal with sexuality, gender, queer romance, and others. (Also, reading some of them again, I’m remembering how I was not always the last person to get to edit them, and that some of them still have a need for more feminism.):

“So Full Of Shapes Is Fancy” by Aleksander Shagalov

“My Own Terms” by Aleksander Shagalov

“New Bloom” by Genalissa Smith

“Survey Says” by Genalissa Smith

“What It’s Like” by Genalissa Smith

“The Family That Prays Together” by Genalissa Smith

“Unraveling the Mystery” by Genalissa Smith

“Our V-Day Miracle” by Kelsey Anderson

“A Cosmic Match” by Kelsey Anderson

“Reflection of a Leader” by Kelsey Anderson

“Popularity Contest” by Kelsey Anderson

“Moving On” by Cathy Jones

“Un-Taming the Shrew” by Cathy Jones

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