Saundra Mitchell is the author of fifteen books for tweens and teens. Her work includes Shadowed Summer, The Vespertine series, the non-fiction They Did What!? series, and two anthologies for teens, Defy the Dark and All Out.
Shadows Summer was the 2010 winner of The Society of Midland Authors Book Award for Children’s Fiction and a 2010 Edgar® Award Nominee. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection and an ALAN Pick in 2009.
For twenty years, she was the head screenwriter and an executive producer with Dreaming Tree Films on their various teen filmmaking programs, including the largest teen filmmaking program in the United States, Fresh Films.
They produced more than four hundred films from her screenplays, and she earned Academy Award eligibility ten times during her tenure.
Ms. Mitchell has also been a phone psychic, a car salesperson, a denture-deliverer and a layout waxer. She’s dodged trains, endured basic training, and hitchhiked from Montana to California. In her free time, she enjoys fandom, studying history, crochet, and spending time with her wife and her daughters. Her pronouns are Any/Any.
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