A Path to Purpose
Having a dream is important. Demystifying that dream by creating a plan to achieve your goals is what will get you there! Adeyemi shares how to build a roadmap to create a reality out of your wildest goals, no matter what you want to achieve. Through inspiration, organization, and sharing her own experiences, Adeyemi convinces audiences to create their own path to purpose.
Tomi Adeyemi is an influential author and speaker, writing gripping YA stories which inspire and break boundaries
Bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone, TOMI ADEYEMI is an influential writer in YA Fantasy, and is cementing her legacy as a changemaker for years to come. Adeyemi’s literary influence goes much further than her mastery of storytelling. She is influencing the book industry and readership by actively inspiring and teaching diverse groups of young people to write and create. She’s giving young Black children the ability to see themselves in YA fantasy novels, and bringing new stories, ideas, and points of view to the forefront of YA fiction. In her talks, she discusses these themes as well as the importance of determination to reach your goals, staying disciplined in your craft despite obstacles, and changing the world through your work.
Adeyemi is constantly in the media buzz, making appearances in high-ranking publications such as Marie Claire, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, British Vogue, W Magazine, ELLE, and more. She made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and was named a TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2020 for the change she’s creating in the industry.
Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People," Tomi Champion-Adeyemi is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Nigerian-American writer and storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel, Children of Blood and Bone, debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list. Its highly anticipated sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, also debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list. Tomi’s Children of Blood and Bone trilogy is being made into a feature film with Disney’s Fox/Lucasfilm. Tomi can be found teaching creative writing at thewritersroadmap.net. In 2020, she was named one of Forbes' "30 Under 30 in Media," and her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.