Kendra Hadnott is an author, freelance writer, educator, and blogger. In 2015, she was named the third place winner in the 2014 International 3-Day Novel Contest for her novel, Somebody's Nobody. Her short stories have been published in various University magazine publications. She is the author of the 5-book LIVE series and children's paranormal fantasy novel, Something Watching Me (an official 2016 Chicago Public School Battle of the Books title). Her science-fiction novel, Death Leaders, is the latest of her work to be published.
Kendra has a bachelors degree in English and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Written Communication. In 2012, she was selected to receive the Friends of American Writers scholarship—a distinct honor awarded to only one graduate student in the Written Communication program per year.
Previously a writer/project manager for a well-known toy company, Kendra happily traded in her 9-to-5 gig for a rewarding career as an author. Here's her most famed advice to aspiring authors and artists in general: "Believe in yourself and make your own way. Everybody won't understand or agree with your decision to pursue your passion. In those instances, don't do anything to prove people wrong. Do everything to prove yourself right."