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Author Angela Small
AK Small



BIRDS OF PARADISE, starring Diana Silvers and Kristine Froseth, is a film based on BRIGHT BURNING STARS and available to watch on Amazon Prime. Read before you watch or watch before you read! Here is a glance at the trailer.


"If I Promise You Wings is a beautiful masterpiece. Vivid, immersive, and a heart-wrenching depiction of grief and healing, A.K. Small has written absolute magic"

—  Rachael Lippincott, New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart



A.K. Small's new novel IF I PROMISE YOU WINGS will be published by Algonquin Young Readers on January 16th, 2024! Her debut novel, BRIGHT BURNING STARS, was also published by Algonquin Young Readers in May 2019 and released in paperback March 2021. BBS was one of BN Teens Most Anticipated Books of 2019 and the cover was revealed at It received a starred Kirkus Review and was a recommended read in the August issue of Cosmopolitan.

A.K. Small has also written short stories. Her short story, Anthrocon, 2017 was nominated for a Pushcart prize by the Bellevue Literary Review. Other stories such as the Flour Baby and The Interior Designer were also nominated or runner-up to prizes.

A.K. Small grew up in Paris near the Sacré Coeur, graduated from the College of William and Mary, and later received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

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