From the author's official website:
Hester Young was born in Boston on the tenth of November, right around the time of year that New England begins its transformation from a place of colorful leaves and bountiful harvest to a sad display of autumnal decay. A November baby in both mind and spirit, Hester taught herself to read at the age of four and soon gravitated towards books with tragically orphaned heroines. Her favorite games as a child involved climbing trees, sword fighting playmates with sticks, and trying to escape from an imaginary internment camp.
Hester began writing in the first grade. Her early works were diverse in their subject matter, covering such topics as elephant death, divorce, selective mutism, and killer bells. As a high school freshman, she authored a long-running soap opera for her friends which featured said friends having passionate and tumultuous relationships with assorted film and television heartthrobs, plus some cute seniors. Though her audience was admittedly limited in scope, the experience taught her the joys of an actual readership.
She attended Tufts University, majoring in English and minoring in Latin American studies. Hester spent a year abroad studying at University College London, where she fell in love with geeky courses in phonology and English syntax and grammar, despite her British phonology professor forever mocking her for pronouncing the “r” in her own name.
Speculative Fiction Novels (1)
| The Gates of Evangeline |
2015 | fantasy, thriller, mystery