This live blog event is available for all registered members. Melanie Conklin will be available during the hour to answer questions.
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All stories have their roots in reality. Sometimes the truth isn’t pretty, but it’s our obligation as middle grade writers to give young readers a place to explore their hopes and their fears. Meet author Melanie Conklin, hear how she approaches writing tough topics in a way that is appropriate and accessible to young readers, and discuss how reality fuels fiction in middle grade literature.
Melanie Conklin grew up in North Carolina and worked as a product designer for ten years before she began her writing career. Her debut middle grade novel, Counting Thyme, is a Bank Street Best Children’s Book, winner of the International Literacy Association Teacher’s Choice Award, and nominated to four state reading lists. Her second novel for young readers, Every Missing Piece, published with Little, Brown in May, 2020. When she’s not writing, Melanie spends her time doodling and dreaming up new ways to be creative. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Connect with her on Twitter @MLConklin.
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This event will remain accessible until March 1st for members with General and Full Admission, and March 22nd for members with Extended and Time Traveler Admission.