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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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I know that you have not been on here for quite a while, but I would just love to say that you are a truly amazing writer. I have just read the Feral series (must admit, I cried so much at the end) and that is now my #1 favorite series. I'd like for the series to continue or maybe even some graphic novels! But all I have to say is you're an awesome writer and to keep up the fantastic work!!

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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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Whether you're a Facebook and Instagram whiz or a blogging beginner you owe it to yourself-- and to your career-- to learn how to maximize your social media impact at the hands of THE MASTER. Get s...
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Two YA authors - Amy Rose Capetta & +Cori McCarthy - on a mission to connect LGBTQIA books to readers.
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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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"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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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.
Bragging rights
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
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children's-YA book author, speaker, writing teacher
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  • children's-YA literature
    author-speaker-teacher-blogger, 1998 - present
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