ABOUT KATHERINE QUIMBY JOHNSON

  • I found my way to writing for children at the end of a winding career path that included typesetting, graduate work in German literature, and a stint as a children’s librarian. I am now a freelance writer and editor, and I teach in the Professional Writing Program at Champlain College, in Burlington, Vermont. A new member of the New England SCBWI Regional Team, I have served on the Green Mountain Book Award Committee, which encourages high school students to read for pleasure. When I’m not clickety-clacking on the keyboard, I enjoy reading, yoga, and, depending on the season, gardening, walking, and snowshoeing.

    In 2013 I received the Norma Fox Mazer Award from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was co-recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for the same YA manuscript. I graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults in January 2014.

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    "Find Your Genius Loci"


    2002