AUTHOR DARCY PATTISON –
Fiction Notes blog has provided writers with tips, strategies and inspiration since 2007. Our motto is “Believe in Your Story.” Storyteller, writing teacher, Queen of Revisions, children’s book author and founder of Mims House publisher, Darcy Pattison has recently been motivated by zombies (which helped her meet a goal of running a 5K) and chocolate (which keeps her young). Always active, before her tenth birthday, she (almost) climbed the Continental Divide, turning back at the last 20 yards because it was too steep and great climbing shoes hadn’t been invented yet. This year, she biked in Poland and hiked the Rockies (her first 14-er! Made it to 13.). On her bucket list is kayaking the Napali Coast, eating curry in Bombay, and catching a glimpse of a puma in South America.
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In 1999, she created the Novel Revision Retreat, which she has taught across the nation. Passionate authors at those retreats taught Darcy the power of story, and how an author’s passion can carry a career.
- Wikipedia bio.
- Full Bibliography and Bio. Download full biography and bibliography for Darcy Pattison (updated 11/20)
- Darcy’s Books.
- see MimsHouseBooks.com for the full list.
- Or, find Darcy Pattison on your favorite bookstore starting here:
- Recent interview on LitPick
- “Give a Child a Book of Hope,” recent guest blog on the CBC Diversity blog.
18 responses to “About”
I read The Journey of Oliver k.
Woodman yesterday for the first
time. I loved it!!!! My media
specialist suggested it as she
knew that I was assisting with the
Flat Stanley project. I think
an Oliver K. Woodman adventure
would be “way more” fun!
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I’m looking forward to reading what you consider the top literary agents for picture books.