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Meet Leah Hernandez

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Leah Hernandez, Founder and CEO


Leah Hernandez is the Founder and CEO of Young Authors Publishing. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University where she obtained her degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration. While a student at Clark Atlanta University Hernandez published her first book which was recognized in Rolling Out magazine and Essence Festival of Culture (formally known as Essence Music Festival). In 2021, Leah was named one of Publisher's Weekly "Star Watch Nominees." Leah sits on the board of Pub West, an association of small to mid-sized publishers, as well as Portland State University's Masters Publishing Program to create more opportunities for people of color to work in publishing. In her free time, she loves reading historical fiction and binging T.V shows. Leah aspires to continue to impact the lives of others by helping them share their stories.

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