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KL Burd
This 2021, KL Burd is mentoring Young Adult
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KL Burd
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KL Burd is a Young Adult Speculative Fiction writer who has always made a home in multiple cultures. Growing up on various continents as an Army brat in an Immigrant Caribbean home, KL now makes his home in Austin, Texas with his wife and two boys.

When he’s not engaging in all things writing, KL spends his time hanging with friends and family and can be found anywhere with an abundance of laughter.

Passionate about social issues and creating change through writing, KL writes so that underrepresented kids, especially young Black boys and girls, can see themselves in every type of story imaginable.

Marisa Cleveland and Lesley Sabga
The Seymour Agency

Favorite Books

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Amari and the Night Brothers B.B. Alston

Years Mentored