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. If you need a full bibliography, you can download a printable Bio & Bibliography here . (Updated 1/24/18)
- Darcy’s Books. See books on specific topics here:
- Recent interview on LitPick
- “Give a Child a Book of Hope,” recent guest blog on the CBC Diversity blog.
Picture Books from Children’s Book Author, Darcy Pattison
- Nefertiti, the Spidernaut: How a Jumping Spider Learned to Hunt in Space (978-1-62944-060-6, Fall 2016)
- Rowdy: The Pirate Who Could Not Sleep (978-1-62944-035-4, June, 2016)
- Burn: Michael Faraday’s Candle (978-1-62944-044-6, February, 2016)
- Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub (978-1-62944-000-2, 2014), 2015 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
- The Read and Write Series
- Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years (978-0-9852134-5-9, 2013) Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly
- Desert Baths (978-1607185253, 2012), an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2013
- Prairie Storms (978-1607181293, 2011)
- 11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph (978-0-9798621-4-4, 2011)
- The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (978-0152023294, 2003), which received an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature Honor Book award, starred reviews in BCCB and Kirkus, and has been reprinted in a Houghton Mifflin textbook
- Searching for Oliver K. Woodman (978-0152051846, 2005)
- 19 Girls and Me (978-0399243363, 2006)
- The River Dragon (978-0688104269, 1991)
Novels by children’s book author, Darcy Pattison
- Liberty (978-1-62944-064-4, Summer, 2016)
- Vagabonds (978-1-62944-014-9, 2014)
- The Girl, the Gypsy and the Gargoyle (978-1-62944-003-3, 2014)
- Saucy and Bubba (978-1-62944-008-8, 2014)
- Longing for Normal (978-1-62944-041-5, 2015)
- The Wayfinder (978-0-9798621-3-7, 2011)
- The Aliens Inc. Series – short chapter books (2014)
How to Write Books from Writing Teacher and Children’s Book Author, Darcy Pattison
- How to Write a Children’s Picture Book 978-0-97986-216-8
- Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise, 2nd edition 2010
- 30 Days to a Stronger Novel ISBN 978-1-62944=039-2
- Start Your Novel ISBN 978-0-98521-342-8