Olivia Rivers is a hybrid author of Young Adult fiction. Her works include the independently published “Tortured Elements” and “Duplicity” series, along with the traditionally published novel “Tone Deaf” (Skyhorse 2016.) As a certified geek, she enjoys experimenting with new publishing technologies, and her online serials have received over 1,000,000 hits on Wattpad.com. When Olivia isn’t working as a writer, she’s a typical teen attending college in Northern California. Olivia is represented by Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary, and nothing thrills her more than hearing from readers.
The More Personal, Less Awkward, Non-Third-Person Bio
Hello there, and thanks for stopping by my site! I’m Olivia Rivers. In the book world, I’m an author of YA fiction in a variety of genres. In the real world, I’m a typical college student who attends school in Northern California. I’m also a neek (nerd/geek hybrid), and I’m very attracted to the publishing industry’s evolving technologies. Things like ebooks and serials fascinate me, and I can babble all day about the author’s constantly-changing role in publishing.
Back in 2012, I decided to dive head-first into the digital publishing industry, and I self-published my debut novel, “Frost Fire.” It gained quite a bit of attention and a lot of good reviews, and it was probably the most intense and enjoyable learning experience of my life. Soon after, I published the start of my “Duplicity” series, and I’ve been active in the indie publishing community ever since.
While I was going about indie publishing, I was also experimenting with serial technologies. This resulted in the first chapters of my novel “Tone Deaf” gaining about 1,000,000 hits on the website Wattpad and a bunch of followers, all of whom I’m incredibly grateful for. A revised version of “Tone Deaf” sold to Skyhorse Publishing in December 2014, and it will be my traditional debut in Spring 2016. All of my books have their own page on this site, so if you’re curious about them, check out the index HERE.
On a more personal level, when I’m not working as a writer, I’m pretty much your everyday teenager and college student. I enjoy making artsy stuff in Photoshop and baking things with an obscene amount of chocolate. Of course, I also spend a huge amount of time reading, and I’m always on the lookout for my next favorite book.
If you have any questions about me or my works, please feel free to visit my contact page and shoot me a message. I love hearing from readers and fellow writers, so don’t be shy!