Sharon Lynn Pruitt-Young

Sharon Lynn Pruitt-Young is a freelance writer and author. Her work has been published in various publications including USA TODAY College, Persephone Magazine, Afro Punk, and Black Girl Nerds. She is based in Maryland.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“War can’t be ended any more than rain. All we can do is help each other stay dry.”

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Octavia Butler, Rebecca Roanhorse, and George R. R. Martin

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

There is power in telling stories—especially your own.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep writing and never give up! Someone out there needs to read the book that only you can write!