A founding WCYA faculty member, Marion Dane Bauer writes on topics of concern to everyone who is publishing or hoping to publish in the juvenile field. 

She is the prolific author of 95 books ranging from board books to YA. Her numerous awards include a Jane Addams Peace Association Award for her novel Rain of Fire and an American Library Association Newbery Honor Award for On My Honor. Her picture book My Mother Is Mine was a New York Times bestseller, and she also won the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work. In July 2012, she was awarded an honorary degree from VCFA.