Tehlor Kay Mejia

Tehlor Kay Mejia


Tehlor Kay Mejia is the author of We Set the Dark on Fire, We Unleash the Merciless Storm, and Miss Meteor (co-written with Anna-Marie McLemore). Her middle grade debut, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, releases from Rick Riordan Presents in 2020.

Her debut novel was chosen as an Indie’s Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection. It has been featured in Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and named a Best Book of 2019 by Kirkus and School Library Journal.

Tehlor lives in Oregon with her daughter, two very small dogs, and several rescued houseplants.

Buy Tehlor Kay Mejia’s latest book, We Unleash the Merciless Storm, on Amazon.

Photo Credit: Tia Reagan

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