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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings About American author who wrote The Yearling, which became a classic of young adult fiction and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939. Her other notable works include The Secret River, The Sojourner, and numerous short stories. Other Informations She developed an interest in writing at an early age; by the time she …

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Richmal Crompton

Richmal Crompton About Though best remembered for her Just William young adult fiction series, this British author also penned numerous stand-alone works, including The Innermost Room, Millicent Dorrington, and Family Roundabout. Other Informations Before beginning her literary career, she earned a Classics degree from the University of London’s Royal Holloway College and went on to …

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T. Michael Martin

T. Michael Martin About Young adult novelist who became known for his books The End Games and Mr. Fahrenheit. His novel The End Games became an American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection. He’s also host of the How to Adult educational vlog on YouTube. Other Informations He studied filmmaking at the University …

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Melissa Wiley

Melissa Wiley About Famous for her Martha Years and Charlotte Years series of Little House on the Prairie prequels. She is also known for contributing to the GeekMom blog on Wired.com. Other Informations Early in her career, she published a series of books called the Carmen San Diego Mysteries. Her short children’s books include Fox …

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Richard Peck

Richard Peck About American writer of young adult fiction and 2001 winner of the Newbery Medal. His best-known works include A Year Down Yonder, A Long Way from Chicago, and The Ghost Belonged to Me. Other Informations He graduated from DePauw University with a degree in English and subsequently became a high school and junior …

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Rachel Vincent

Rachel Vincent About Young adult author widely known for the Soul Screamers series. She has also authored several adult series including Shifters and Unbound. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and part of the group of well known authors the Deadline Dames. Other Informations Before becoming a successful novelist, she worked …

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Sophie Fontanel

Sophie Fontanel About Young adult author known for writing The Art of Sleeping Alone. She is also known for having won the Prix du Premier Roman.  Other Informations She studied at Lycée Molière.  She worked for Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Canal+. She has over 200,000 followers on her sophiefontanel Instagram account.  Her grandmother was Méliné Drezian. Nicholson Baker’s novel …

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Theodore Taylor

Theodore Taylor About The author of the Edgar Award-winning young adult mystery novel The Weirdo (1989), Taylor is also well known for the multi-award-winning historical children’s novel The Cay (1969); the Scott O’Dell Award-winning work The Bomb (1995); and the 2006 book The Flight of Leroy Brown. Other Informations He published his debut young adult …

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Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky About Young adult fiction author who penned the Dear America, Royal Diaries, and Guardians of Ga’Hoole series. Her stand-alone novels include Blood Secret, True North, and Hawksmaid. Other Informations She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English. She went on to study early childhood education at Wheelock College. Her …

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Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir About Writer of the bestselling novel An Ember in the Ashes as well as the 2016 novel A Torch Against the Night. She previously worked as an editor for the Washington Post. Other Informations She interned at the Washington Post while attending UCLA, and began working their after graduating. She briefly worked in a …

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Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld About American young adult and science fiction author best known for the Uglies series. He is also famous for his novels The Killing of Worlds and The Risen Empire. Other Informations He attended Vassar College and got his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. His work has won numerous awards, including the Victorian Premier’s Award, …

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Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth About New York Times bestselling author of the young adult fantasy novels, Divergent and Insurgent. She was the recipient of the Goodreads Choice Award in both 2011 and 2012. Other Informations She began her undergraduate career at Carleton College and later transferred to Northwestern University. While a student in Northwestern’s creative writing program, she …