• DARCY PATTISON, an author of both picture books and novels, has been published in eight languages.

    I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay
    I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay
    Longing for Normal
    The Aliens, Inc Series
          Kell, the Alien
          Kell and the Horse Apple Parade
          Kell and the Giants
          Kell and the Detectives
    Saucy and Bubba
    The Girl, the Gypsy, and the Gargoyle
    Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma
    Wisdom, the Midway Albatross
    11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph
    Prairie Storms
    Desert Baths
    19 Girls and Me
    Searching for Oliver K. Woodman
    The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman
    The Wayfinder
    The River Dragon

    Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub was named a 2015 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book.
    Desert Baths was a 2013 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books.
    The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman was a Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) Honor Book.
    Darcy is the recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature.
     Her books have been recognized for excellence by *starred reviews* in Kirkus, PW, 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.

    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.

    Presentations include:
    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.


  • I believe in the power of story to change lives.

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