My name is E.K. Barnes. I am currently 25 years old and have recently published a young adult fantasy novel, When the Divine Are Dead. I grew up near Kansas City (Go Chiefs! #ChiefsKingdom) with a disorder called selective mutism; although, I was not made aware of this disorder until the spring of 2019 at 23 years old.

In 2017, I began a subscription box business, Scribe Stash, that catered to writers and readers of young adult (and adult) fiction. During this time I wrote and edited full product and book reviews to include in a newsletter. This endeavor was short-lived and did not make it through 2018.

I began this blog in November 2019 (during National Novel Writing Month!) to raise awareness and understanding of selective mutism, a disorder that is notoriously misunderstood and misrepresented.

Please note that most names of people and locations mentioned in my blog have been altered or changed to protect identities.

Full bio can be found at https://www.ekbarnesauthor.com/about.

If you would like to contact me further, please email me at ekbarnesauthor@gmail.com.

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