Louisiana-born EJ Mara remembers sitting in her room at six-years old and writing a poem called "Seashore." It went something like, "When I'm lonely, when I'm sad, I go to the seashore, I lay in the sand ..." She was proud of "Seashore" and wrote several dozen more poems within the next few weeks. Eventually, she moved on to writing and illustrating her own books and sharing these stories with her classmates.
Now, EJ Mara continues to write stories. In 2015 she published the first book within The South Louisiana High Series and she's currently working to complete this YA series. Most of her stories feature main characters with superhuman abilities and are set in her home-state of Louisiana.