Kim Culbertson technically writes for teenagers, but some grown-ups like her work. Sourcebooks Fire published her award winning first YA novel Songs for a Teenage Nomad (2010, originally Hip Pocket Press, 2007) and her second YA novel Instructions for a Broken Heart (2011) which was named a Booklist Top Ten Romance Title for Youth: 2011 and won the 2012 Northern California Book Award for YA Fiction. Kim’s short fiction has appeared in Cicada, Canary, and The Smoking Poet. When she’s not writing for teens, she’s teaching them. She’s a college advisor and teaches creative writing and English at Forest Charter School in Northern California. Kim wrote her eBook novella The Liberation of Max McTrue for her students who, over the years, have taught her much more than she has taught them.
L.M. Montgomery, Michael Dorris, Richard Russo, Judy Blume, John Green, Cameron Crowe, John Hughes, Jonathan Tropper
Melissa Sarver, The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency
Sourcebooks, Inc. Hip Pocket Press
Um, writing, of course; also- yoga, teaching, progressive education, cooking and eating yummy food (especially the eating part), coffee (and the conversations that happen over it), being outside (the better the view, the better).
thecenterforthearts.org, anything education-related
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