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Carly Stevens lives in beautiful Colorado where she’s lucky enough to make a living as a book nerd. Her life revolves around stories. From devouring The Lord of the Rings at fourteen, crushing on Sydney Carton in high school, escaping to New Beijing and Cabeswater, to now teaching the books she loves, stories have always been her driving force. She writes dark and immersive books about finding hope against the odds—sometimes fantasy, sometimes dark academia, but always with a hint of magic.


In addition to publishing the Tanyuin Academy series and dark academia Hamlet retelling Laertes, she enjoys teaching other authors. She's been a speaker for Pikes Peak Writers Conferences, Sisters in Crime, Shakespeare Anyone? podcast, and Scribophile webinars. Oh, and she has a weekly YouTube channel (carlystevensbooks) for authors too.

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