Olivia A. Cole is an author and educator from Louisville, KY. She has been telling stories since she was called to sit on the alphabet rug in kindergarten. Sometimes those stories manifest as fiction, and sometimes as poetry. Her essays, which often focus on race, whiteness, and womanhood, have been published at Bitch Media, Real Simple, the LA Times, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Gay Mag, and others. Her first young adult novel, A CONSPIRACY OF STARS, was recognized on the 2019 LITA-Excellence in Young Adult Science Fiction Notable List and the 2019 Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year. Olivia’s on Twitter (too much) as @RantingOwl.