Liana Gardner


Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of Speak No Evil, 7th Grade Revolution and The Journal of Angela Ashby. 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 ( 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.


7th Grade Revolution
2018 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal for Middle Grade Fiction
2018 Digital Book World Awards Winner in Best User of Social Media in Book Marketing
2018 American Fiction Awards Winner in Preteen Fiction (Ages 10-12)
2018 Silver Falchion Award Finalist in Best Juvenile
2018 Digital Book World Awards Finalist in Best Book (Children's)
2018 International Book Awards Finalist in Children's Fiction
2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention in Children's Fiction
The Journal of Angela Ashby
2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention in Children's Fiction
Misfit McCabe Series
~Misfit McCabe (Pearson Prize Teen Choice Award 2009)
~Nowhere Feels Like Home (Pearson Prize Teen Choice Award 2010)
~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.)