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Cynthia Leitich Smith
Works at children's-YA literature
Attended University of Michigan Law School
Lived in Austin, Texas
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Celebrate author Jacqueline Kelly & The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate at 7 p.m. July 7 at +BookPeopleAustin!
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Celebrating #marriageequality ? Love children's-YA literature? Check out the Rainbow Book List from the American Library Association: http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/archives/1161
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"Beach culture and UFOs collide in this lighthearted adventure story about an alien encounter at an aging Cocoa Beach motel." Check out Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn by +Greg Leitich Smith, now in paperback: http://gregleitichsmith.com/books/little-green-men-at-the-mercury-inn/
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Bid on children's-YA agent/editor manuscript & query crits, marketing consults, vacation getaways & more: http://www.vcfaauction.com/ 
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Kudos to +Liz Garton Scanlon & +Margo Rabb on their joint road-trip-themed launch +BookPeopleAustin 
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Reminder: Awesome librarians, author-illustrators, vendors & publishing peeps! Join me from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday for my American Library Association conference signing at the +Candlewick Press booth! Then plan to attend the 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. We Need Diverse Books panel ("How to Move from Talk to Action") at Convention Center 2005 West.
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New Book Trailer! Counting Crows, a picture book by +Kathi Appelt & +Rob Dunlavey (Atheneum Children's) via BoTra Productions!
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"TU BOOKS, the middle grade and young adult imprint of LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of children’s books, is pleased to announce the third NEW VISIONS AWARD. The award will be given for a middle grade or young adult novel by a writer of color. The Award winner receives a cash prize of $1,000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $500."
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"Poetry Foundation president Robert Polito said, 'Jacqueline Woodson is an elegant, daring, and restlessly innovative writer.... Her gifts, adventurousness and generosity suggest she will be a terrific Young People's Poet Laureate.'"
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"In this honest and emotional journey that National Book Award finalist +Sara Zarr calls "gorgeous, funny, and joyous," readers will experience the highs of infatuation and the lows of heartache as Eva contends with love in all its forms." +Margo Rabb +HarperTeen 
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children's-YA book author, speaker, writing teacher
Employment
  • children's-YA literature
    author-speaker-teacher-blogger, 1998 - present
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Austin, Texas
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New York Times best-selling author of books for young readers
Introduction
New York Times & Publishers Weekly bestselling author of fiction for young readers. The Tantalize and Feral series for YAs, books like Jingle Dancer for kids. Graphic novelist. Represented by Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown, Ltd. Fond of cats, comics & cocoa.
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Austin SCBWI, Writers' League of Texas, member of the VCFA community
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School
    law, 1991 - 1994
  • University of Kansas
    Journalism, 1986 - 1990
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Female