• Sarah Sullivan is the author of 1 novel and 5 picture books, most recently, A DAY FOR SKATING (Candlewick, 2019). Her 2013 novel, ALL THAT’S MISSING, received a starred review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.  VOYA called it “an outstanding debut novel.”  Her 2010 picture book, Passing The Music Down (Candlewick 2011), was nominated for a West Virginia Children’s Choice Award, was chosen to represent the state of West Virginia at the National Book Festival, was an N.C.T.E. Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts and was included on the Bank Street College Best Books Lists for 2012. Her 3rd book, Once Upon a Baby Brother (FSG 2010), was included on the Bank Street College Best Books List for 2011-12. Her book, Dear Baby: Letters from Your Big Brother, (Candlewick 2005),was an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award winner.  Her poetry has appeared in Cricket magazine. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College where she was the recipient of the Harcourt Post-Graduate scholarship. She also received an Individual Artist Fellowship/Grant from the West
    Virginia Commission on the Arts. Prior to writing for children, Sarah practiced law for fourteen years. Currently, she writes full-time, conducts writing workshops and visiting author programs and speaks at conferences and book festivals throughout the country.


  • Writing helps me make sense of the world.  I need to do it, even if it’s hard.  When I was a young child, I couldn’t wait to learn to read.  It seemed like I had to wait forever before someone unlocked that golden door and allowed me into the world of books.  I read voraciously as a child.  And I dreamed of one day creating stories the way the authors whose books I read had done.  Creating stories was magic as far as I was concerned and I wanted a piece of that magical world.  I still reach for that world every day when I sit down with a pen or my computer.  And I love sharing that world with students when I visit schools, either in person or virtually through a Skype visit.  

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