DARCY PATTISON, an author of both picture books and novels, has been published in eight languages.
BOOKS: Her books for children include these:
Wisdom, the Midway Albatross (Mims House)
11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph (Mims House)
Prairie Storms (Sylvan Dell)
Desert Baths (Sylvan Dell)
19 Girls and Me(Philomel/Penguin)
Searching for Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt)
The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt)
The Wayfinder (Greenwillow/Harpercollins)
The River Dragon (Harpercollins)
AWARDS: Her books have been recognized for excellence by *starred reviews* in Kirkus and BCCB, Child magazine Best Books of the Year 2003, Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year 2003, and various state award reading lists. The video for The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman was an ALA Notable Video.
TEACHING WRITING: As a writing teacher, Darcy is in demand nationwide to teach her Novel Revision Retreat. Her books about writing or teaching writing include Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise (Mims House) and Paper Lightning: Prewriting Activities to Spark Creativity (Prufrock Press). Darcy is the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Awards, Individual Artist Award for her work in children’s literature.
Teacher Professional Development
Author visits to schools
Novel Revision Retreat
Picture Book Retreat
Speaking at conferences, conventions, etc.
Parent's Night - encourage literacy
I can tailor presentations to your needs. For more information, email at darcy at darcypattison dot com.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS:Darcy has written non-fiction for children for Kids Wall Street News and Highlights Magazine; and fiction for Clubhouse Magazine. She written about writing for Writer’s Digest, SCBWI Bulletin, Children’s Writers & Illustrators Market 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, Children’s Writer, and Children’s Book Insider, and Scholastic Instructor magazine.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Darcy served as Arkansas Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators from 1991-96. From 1991-2004, she served as Director of the AR-SCBWI “Writing & Illustrating for Children Conference.” For six years, she was the Children's Book Reviewer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Darcy is co-chair of the Children's Program for the Arkansas Literary Festival 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Member since 1989
Published In Children's Market:
Available for Speaking Engagements?