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

David Macinnis Gill

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

A.S. King

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

Cori McCarthy

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Liz Garton Scanlon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Jane Kurtz

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Corey Ann Haydu

Faculty, MFA in WCYA