New York Times bestselling author of over 65 books for children and young people, mostly funny novels for middle grade readers, picture books, and poetry. Ms. Oliver is the Co-Founder of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a world-wide organization of over 25,000 members. She is an advocate for quality children’s literature, literacy, and children’s right to read all books.
Teaching writing is an intimate exercise, where we learn together how to hone your authorial voice to tell stories that matter to you. I believe that the books we create for children have a lasting influence on their entire lives, shaping their values, ideas, compassion and humanity. This life-long influence is why it’s so crucial that we do our very best work for kids. My teaching process is one of inquiry and experimentation, not just learning the rules of the road. What is important to me is that you discover your own originality, explore your beliefs, find your voice, and give that to your readers. Sharing this process with you is pure pleasure for me.