Meet the Authors

Anna Gracia

Boys I Know

Anna grew up biracial in the Midwest, spending her formative years repeatedly answering the question, “what are you?” Before finding her way as a YA author, she was a CPA, a public school teacher, a tennis coach, and for one glorious summer, a waitress at a pie shop. She now lives on the West Coast, raising three kids and writing stories about girls navigating a world full of double standards.

Andrew Joseph White

Hell Followed with Us

Andrew Joseph White is a queer, trans author from Virginia, where he grew up falling in love with monsters and wishing he could be one too. He is a graduate student in George Mason University’s Creative Writing program and has a habit of cuddling random street cats. Andrew writes about trans kids with claws and fangs, and what happens when they bite back.

R.M. Romero

The Ghosts of Rose Hill

R. M. Romero is a Jewish Latina and author of fairy tales for children and adults. She lives in Miami Beach with her cat, Henry VIII, and spends her summers helping to maintain Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

About Peachtree Teen

Peachtree Teen seeks to empower teens through fresh, empathetic storytelling that inspires conversation in an ever-changing world.

Books are an important lens through which teens can explore and come to understand their places within an ever-changing world. At Peachtree Teen, we recognize this, and strive to be a home for empowering, compassionate storytelling and voices that focus on authentic aspects of the teen experience. 

The Peachtree Teen imprint, under the exciting leadership of Ashley Hearn and Jonah Heller, promises to add fresh, modern, authentic, and energetic voices and stories involving identity and discovery that inspire conversation among passionate readers.

Meet the Editors

Ashley Hearn

Ashley Hearn is an acquisitions editor at Peachtree Publishing. Her authors have earned starred reviews in Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and Book Page, and have received numerous commercial and literary recognitions including a William Morris Award nomination and inclusion on TIME’s list of “Best Fantasy Novels of All Time” for Woven in Moonlight. Former mentees and clients include #1 New York Times bestselling author Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), New York Times bestselling author Adalyn Grace (All the Stars and Teeth), and Alexis Henderson (The Year of the Witching). When she steps away from her desk, she can be found wandering the North Georgia mountains, armchair-quarterbacking for the Green Bay Packers, or haunting a local coffee shop. Find her on Twitter @AshleyHearn or Instagram @_AshleyHearn.

Jonah Heller

Jonah Heller is an associate editor at Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from VCFA with a MFA in writing for children and young adults and received a BFA in dramatic writing for film and television from SCAD Savannah.  He currently acquires fiction across picture book, middle grade, and young adult audiences. When he’s not fine-tuning language and character, he can be found wandering the woods with his labradoodle, powergaming some RPG, binge-watching historical K-drama, or pretending to have a green thumb.

Peachtree Teen News & Happenings

Exclusive Cover Reveal! Aces Wild: A Heist

Six of Crows goes to Las Vegas in debut author Amanda DeWitt’s suspenseful casino heist, starring an entire crew of asexual teens.

9 of the Best Jewish Fantasy Books

The Ghosts of Rose Hill is one of BookRiot’s “9 Best Jewish Fantasy Books”!

22 Books By Trans And Nonbinary Authors To Get Excited About In 2022

Hell Followed with Us makes another Buzzfeed book list!

The Ghosts of Rose Hill Received a Starred Review!

★ “A must-read for lost souls everywhere.” —Kirkus Reviews

9 of the Best Queer Post-Apocalyptic YA Books

Hell Followed with Us is on BookRiot’s list of the best queer, post-apocalyptic books!

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