0b643c_25eb044d6f1d4943a44ebe8381f019a0.jpeg_srz_192_320_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpeg_srz The Official Lowdown: Salena Casha’s work has appeared in over sixty publications. Here first three picture books are housed under the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing umbrella (two of them related to Chinese mythology, one related to science). In 2011, she was awarded a scholarship in fiction to attend Middlebury’s Breadloaf Writing Conference. Her short story was chosen by Roxane Gay as a Top Very Short Fiction of 2015 (“Hitchhiker”) and she has been nominated for a pushcart prize. She has been published in two Young Explorer Adventure’s Guides released by Dreaming Robot Press in 2015 and 2017 (all odd years). Her novels are represented by Carolyn Jenks of the Carolyn Jenks Literary Agency. Check out her short stories here.

The Unofficial Lowdown:

Salena loves coffee and potato chips and hates bananas. She is allergic to kiwis, dairy, grass, and trees and she sunburns easily. She hates the beach. She loves her characters. She feels strongly about lots of things. Words are her air (and sometimes, her carbon monoxide). She invites you to breathe with her.