Miriam Busch

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General Information

Name: Miriam Busch

Pen Name: Miriam Busch Goin

Genres: Fiction

Born: in Illinois

Website: http://www.miriambuschauthor.com/

Email: mbuschbooks@gmail.com

Illinois Connection

Busch lives in Downers Grove.

Biographical and Professional Information

Miriam Busch is a freelance writer, copyeditor and proofreader. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. While working other jobs, she wrote in secret for many years and now writes full-time.

Miriam is married to Illinois illustrator Larry Day. Their first collaboration is the award-winning book, Lion, Lion.

Published Works

Storms, National Geographic Kids, 2009

Lion, Lion, Balzer + Bray , 2014

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Storms (National Geographic Readers: Level 1)

ISBN: 1426315775
Release Date: 2013

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

  • 2012 Herman W. Block Award
  • 2013 Jane Resh Thomas Prize

Lion, Lion

  • 2014 NPR’s Best Books,
  • 2014 Indie Bound Next List
  • 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection
  • 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Miriam leads dynamic, participatory classroom discussions and workshops on everything story-related, no matter the age or genre. She tailors presentations to the particular classroom concerns of individual educators. Presentations include: visual literacy, reading as writer/writing as reader, point of view, word choice, revision (revision, revision!), and the writing process.

To write Miriam directly, send letters to:

Miriam Busch

c/o Harper Collins Children’s Books

195 Broadway

New York, NY


To coordinate school visits or workshops, send email to:

To coordinate all other events, contact:

For Rights Inquiries about Lion, Lion, contact:

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External Links

Miriam Busch on WorldCat

Miriam Busch on Amazon


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