Welcome to my homepage, all you writers and fans of writing and anyone who wandered in by mistake!
I’m a restless writer, always following inspiration wherever and however I find it, which is probably how I came to write for all ages in all forms, from novels to poems to picture books to memoir.
My picture book Someday was a #1 New York Times bestseller and my Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel Shadow Baby was a Today Show Book Club pick. My work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has won many fellowships and awards, including four Minnesota Book Awards, the Geisel medal, a Christopher Award, state and Loft artist fellowships, a MacDowell residency, and several American Library Association awards. I’ve taught creative writing at Metropolitan State University, Vermont College, Hamline University’s MFA program, and on my own.
Pablo and Birdy, a children’s novel, just came out last month, and Never Coming Back, a novel for adults (the first in a long time!) comes out in October. Never Coming Back stars my alter ego Clara Winter, who was the main character in my previous novel Shadow Baby.
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