Ronnie Riley (they/them) is a queer, nonbinary, neurodiverse, disabled author based in Ontario, Canada. They love tea, chocolate, and a cat (or six) nearby while they are writing or reading. Ronnie writes books they wish they had as a kid, featuring queer characters, friendship, and hope. Their stories are contemporary, allowing kids to see themselves as they are in the real world.
Ronnie created LGBTNPit, an annual twitter pitch event for queer, trans, and nonbinary authors using the hashtag #lgbtnpit.
Ronnie Riley (they/them) is a queer, nonbinary, neurodiverse, disabled author based in Ontario, Canada.
© Juliana Johnson, 2020
JUDE SAVES THE WORLD
Title: JUDE SAVES THE WORLD
Age Range: Middle Grade (8-13)
Genres: LGBTQ+ Contemporary
Length: TBC (approx. 45,000 words)
Print ISBN: TBA
Keywords: queer, nonbinary, friendship, hope
Triggers: coming out scene (ends well), misgendering and deadnaming (never seen on page)
Representation: bisexual and nonbinary main character (they/them), gay best friend (he/him), bisexual best friend (she/her), and various queer side characters, ADHD (main character) and dyscalculia (secondary character)
Full Description (unofficial)
Jude might be in over their head.
But they’ll never admit it.
Jude tries to do it all: befriend the ex-popular girl, come out as nonbinary to their grandparents, and create an all-ages queer club at the local library.
When the club becomes an overnight success, friendships crumble, and their grandparents act like they’re stuck in the Stone Age, Jude fights to keep their world from tearing itself apart. But a twelve-year-old can only handle so much.
JUDE SAVES THE WORLD is a contemporary coming of age middle grade novel, complete at approx. 45,000 words. It is a stand-alone, with series potential.