Rachel Anderson is the co-founder of Sigma’s Bookshelf, a nonprofit book publishing company exclusively for teenage authors.  In this episode, my guest Rachel along with 2 young authors, Ellie and Aashna talk about the inspiration behind Sigma’s bookshelf and the process through which books are published for young authors.

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Shownotes and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:


  • Rachel Anderson, co-founder Sigma’s Bookshelf
  • Aasha Kshirsagar and Ellie Abood, authors of Throne Spirits
  • www.SigmasBookshelf.com/Books (to see all published books mentioned in the podcast)
  • Throne Spirits – book by Ellie and Aashna
  • Nothing But Trouble – book by Justin Anderson
  • Saving Stripes: A Kitty’s Story by Justin Anderson
  • Kare11 News, NBC Affiliate
  • Give to the Max day (www.GiveMn.org)
  • Twin Cities Book Festival
  • Grammarly for book editing
  • Hopkins Center for the Arts
  • Springboard for the Arts
  • Roseville Review
  • Novel Writing for Teenagers (contact: info@sigmasbookshelf.com)
  • Hennepin County Library (www.HClib.org)
  • www.NextChapterBooksellers.com
  • Chapter2Books, Hudson WI
  • Target.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com
  • Harry Potter Book series
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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