Liana Gardner

Liana Gardner is a Bram Stoker Awards® Nominee and the multi-award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution, The Journal of Angela Ashby, and Speak No Evil. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface.

Liana volunteers with high school students through EXP (expfuture.org). EXP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Working in partnership with industry and educators, EXP helps young people EXPerience, EXPand, and EXPlore.

Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but her imagination takes her wherever she wants to go. Most recently she was titled Lady of Lochaber and Glencoe and was honored with a star named after her in the Andromeda Constellation.

Liana is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


  

Books and Awards

Speak No Evil

  • Bram Stoker Awards®, Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
  • Nautilus Book Awards, Silver Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction
  • Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Bronze Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction: Mature Issues
  • New York City Big Book Award, Gold Medal Winner in New Adult Fiction
  • Silver Falchion Award , Finalist in Best Juvenile or Young Adult Fiction
  • Dante Rossetti Book Awards (CIBAs), Finalist for Young Adult Fiction
  • Somerset Book Awards (CIBAs), Finalist for Literary and Contemporary Fiction
  • International Book Awards, Finalist in Young Adult Fiction
  • Screencraft Cinematic Book Awards, Quarterfinalist
  • Indie Reader Approved

7th Grade Revolution
  • Feathered Quill Awards, Gold Medal Winner for Backlist Fiction
  • Screencraft Cinematic Book Awards, Semifinalist
  • Nautilus Book Awards, Silver Medal Winner in Middle Grade
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner in Pre-Teen Fiction: General
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards , 2nd Place in Mystery
  • New York City Big Book Award, Gold Medal Winner in Pre-Teen Fiction
  • Digital Book World Awards, Gold Medal Winner in Best User of Social Media in Book
  • American Fiction Awards, Gold Medal Winner in Pre-Teen Fiction (Ages 10-12)
  • Silver Falchion Award, Finalist in Best Juvenile
  • Digital Book World Awards, Finalist in Best Book (Children’s)
  • Gertrude Warner Book Awards (CIBAs), Finalist for Middle Grade Readers
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention in Middle Grade Fiction
  • Story Monsters Approved: Tween Novels (Ages 10-14) and Middle-Grade Books (Ages 8-12)
  • International Book Awards, Finalist in Children’s Fiction
  • Readers’ Favorite Awards, Honorable Mention in Children/Adventure
  • Hollywood Book Festival, Honorable Mention in Children's Fiction

The Journal of Angela Ashby
  • Feathered Quill Awards, Silver Medal Winner for Backlist Fiction
  • Silver Falchion Award, Finalist in Best Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention in Middle Grade Fiction
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention in Family
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention in School Issues
  • Story Monsters Approved, Tween Novels (Ages 10-14), Family Matters, and School Life
  • New York City Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite (Silver) in Pre-Teen Fiction
  • Readers’ Favorite Awards, Honorable Mention in Children/Preteen
  • Hollywood Book Festival, Honorable Mention in Children's Fiction

Diary of a Misfit
  • (“Current Event,” a short story in Diary of a Misfit, was featured in the Story Chairs project, an audio installation featuring the work of 32 writers, musicians, and readers.)

Speak No Evil Interview with Kathryn Zox

Interview with Larry Whitler, the host of "AM Ocala Live!"