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Bobbi Miller earned her MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, and was awarded honors with distinction for her Master of Arts in Children’s Literature degree from Simmons College in Boston.


Her first middle grade novel, Big River’s Daughter (Holiday House, 2013) comes recommended by the International Reading Association, and was nominated for the Amelia Bloomer Project (American Library Association, 2013). The Historical Novel Society, an international literary society, offeres, “..., this book comes recommended for its innovative language and use of folkloric elements which illuminate an unusual time and locale.” The book is listed on A Mighty Girl’s Top 2013 Mighty Girl Books for Tweens and Teens.

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Bobbi Miller Hi Susan: What a good question! With a background in American folklore, I began my writing career retelling folklore in picturebooks. But that market …moreHi Susan: What a good question! With a background in American folklore, I began my writing career retelling folklore in picturebooks. But that market faltered and I had to reinvent myself. That was a struggle, which I wrote about here: http://www.thewritingbarn.com/rejecti...
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Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Summer isn't done quite yet, and what a great way to celebrate these last days of summer magic! The wonderful word wizard Rebecca Colby, author of It's Raining Bats & Frogs, shares a magical writing exercise for your students.

More Summer Fun! Join Rebecca as she celebrates It’s Raining Bats and Frogs! Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt! Follow Rebecca’s tour to collect the clues. There will be eigh Read more of this blog post »
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I love Yvonne Ventrusca’s writing. Her YA books are among my favorites: PANDEMIC (published in 2014, is an eerie foreshadowing of current times) and BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES (published in 2016, is a perfect paranormal read for a pandemic). As a cont ...more
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“Grace is a good name. There's power in a name.”
Bobbi Miller, The Girls of Gettysburg

“How long have you been here?
Since the first shot to the last, and a lifetime in between, miss.”
Bobbi Miller, The Girls of Gettysburg

“She kept swimming out into life because she hadn't yet found a rock to stand on.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“The greatest evil in our country today is...ignorance...We need to be taught to study rather than to believe.”
Septima Poinsette Clark

“All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho

“Let’s imagine how we might grow as writers if we work in a slow writing way rather than rushing through our work trying to accumulate a pile of pages. Just imagine what we might gain from being writers who move slowly through our work and slowly through our lives.”
Louise DeSalvo, The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity




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