20+ years in and out of middle schools and high schools, working closely with ELA teachers, school librarians, and their students. As an author for young adults, I've visited over 200 schools across America. But LitWeaver is not about me! I've asked a bunch of top YA author friends to join me. They loved the idea of contributing some of their best shorter writing that you can't find anywhere else. We think teachers and school librarians need more–and more affordable– reading options. That's LitWeaver!
"There are no dumb questions."
Short stories and nonfiction for Young Adults published in top magazines, including READ, YALSA, etc. Several of my YA novels have been ALA "Quick Picks" and "Best Books" for teen readers.
B.A. English, University of Minnesota. M.A. Creative Writing, Stanford University. Taught College Writing for 20+ years.
Teeny photo above is me (far right). With Mark Aronson, Matt de la Pena, Ann Brasheres and Nikki Grimes. We were recent judges for the National Book Awards, YA lit. What a great experience! As for me, I've published a dozen YA novels with America's top publishers, and have blessed by teachers and school librarians across America (and abroad) who have used my work with their students. Ditto with my various author friends, whose work we'll be adding soon! TpT seems like a great way for us to reach even more teachers and students with some of our best writing. I live in Minnesota and visit schools everywhere, though Skype is fun, too.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading