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Sandra Nickel, 2012 MFA in WCYA

Only a few months into 2021, Writing for Children & Young Adults alumnx Sandra Nickel has already received numerous accolades for her recent nonfiction picture...

Lori Steel, 2012 MFA in WCYA

Writing for Children & Young Adults alumnx and literary agent Lori Steel has had a long career in all aspects of books—a career that eventually...

Matt Crabb, 2021 MFA in WCYA

Matt participated in an e-interview with us in November of 2020. Below are edited excerpts from our conversations about writing, creating art for young audiences,...

Dana Walrath, 2010 MFA in WCYA

VCFA alumnx Dana Walrath has received a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council to support the opera adaptation of her 2016 graphic...

Bonnie Pipkin, 2014 MFA in WCYA

“Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis according to her small New Jersey town. She finds refuge and stability in her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter—until he ...

Kate Hosford, 2011 MFA in WCYA

Running Press published Kate Hosford's A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems About Sleeping Animals in November 2019, with illustrations by Jennifer Potter.

Julie Berry, 2009 MFA in WCYA

In 2019 alone, Printz Honor recipient Julie Berry released three picture books and a YA novel.

Eric Pinder, 2011 MFA in WCYA

Eric Pinder's book The Perfect Pillow, published by Disney-Hyperion, received the 2019 New Hampshire Literary Award for Outstanding Work of Children's Literature. 

Donna Bowman Bratton, 2017 MFA in WCYA

Donna Bowman Bratton's picture book, King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagara, was published by Peachtree on October 1, 2019. 

Tami Brown & Debbie Dunn, 2006 MFA in WCYA

Classmates Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn's INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED: How a Team of Women Coded the Future was published by Disney/Hyperion...