Courtney Sheinmel

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Born in California. Raised in New York. Went to law school, now write full time. Love: long walks, fresh notebooks, the smell of brownies, pomegranate seeds. Don't love: yogurt, spam (the email kind, and the food kind), deep water, deserted city streets.

My new middle grade series, The Kindness Club, debuts this fall. Look for book 1, CHLOE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, on November 1, 2016.

Other recent books include EDGEWATER (young adult), ZACKTASTIC (middle grade), and the latest Stella Batts book -- STELLA BATTS #9: SCAREDY CAT.

Coming soon -- AGNES & CLARABELLE, a chapter book for emerging readers (co-written by Adele Griffin), available January 2017.

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I first started writing in like 5th grade. My first story was a really terrible naruto fan fiction. It’s super cringey and just terrible.

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“Do you love me to the top of my head?" I'd ask. "Higher," Mom would say. "Do you love me to the top of that tree?" "Even higher." "Do you love me to the roof? " "Higher than that." "How high do you love me?" I'd finally ask, and Mom would say, "I love you to the sky.”
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“Maybe the witch thought she was protecting Rapunzel, not punishing her. Maybe she thought that if Rapunzel was locked away, no one could ever hurt her. Maybe the witch kept Rapunzel because she loved her, because she was scared that if other people could get to Rapunzel, they would hurt her. And maybe Rapunzel didn't understand the witch; maybe she was angry at her - but maybe she loved her too.”
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Pamela Hey Courtney...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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Kate Thanks for connecting as readerly friends. I'd like to invite you to read the first chapter of my new novel:

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