Laekan Zea Kemp

Laekan Zea Kemp is a writer living in Austin, Texas. Her debut novel, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet, was a 2022 Pura Belpré Honor Recipient. In addition to writing, she’s also the creator and host of the Author Pep Talks podcast, as well as a contributor to the Las Musas podcast. She has three objectives when it comes to storytelling: to make people laugh, cry, and crave Mexican food. Her work celebrates Chicane grit, resilience, creativity, and joy while exploring themes of identity and mental health.

Books by Laekan Zea Kemp
Heartbreak Symphony
Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza