Profile

Linda Urban writes picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels.  

Her works include A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Hound Dog True, The Center of Everything, Milo Speck Accidental Agent, Mouse Was Mad, Little Red Henry, and most recently, Weekends with Max and His Dad. Her books have appeared on more than 25 state reading lists, as well as best books lists from The New York Public Library, Kirkus, the National Council of Teachers of English, and IndieNext. Linda has a BA in Journalism and an MA in English from Wayne State University in Detroit and pursued further graduate study in Film and Television Critical Studies at UCLA. For ten years, she served as marketing director at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California.

Education

MA - English | Wayne State University

BA - Journalism | Wayne State University

Selected work

Anica Mrose Rissi

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Linda Urban

Faculty Chair, MFA in WCYA

Alex Sanchez

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Martine Leavitt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Mary Quattlebaum

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Evan Griffith

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Liz Garton Scanlon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Sheela Chari

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Melanie Crowder

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Erica Perl

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

An Na

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Matt Phelan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Sara Ryan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

A.R. Capetta

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Corey Ann Haydu

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Laura Shovan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA