As an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College, Anna Staniszewski focused on writing for the theater, but when she later took a job at the Eric Carle Museum of Picturebook Art, she realized she was meant to combine her passion for writing with her love of children’s books. Staniszewski went on to enroll at Simmons College where she earned an MA in Children’s Literature and an MFA in Writing for Children. She was the Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Staniszewski is the author of the My Very UnFairy Tale Life series, the Dirt Diary series, and the forthcoming Switched at First Kiss series, as well as the picture books Power Down, Little Robot (illustrated by Tim Zeltner) and Dogosauras Rex (to be illustrated by Kevin Hawkes). You can learn more about Staniszewski and her work at annastan.com.
CHL 430 - Writing for Children I
CHL 431 - Writing for Children II
CHL 419 - The Art of Humor