Pen Name: Miriam Busch Goin
Born: in Illinois
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.
Storms, National Geographic Kids, 2009
Lion, Lion, Balzer + Bray , 2014
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Storms (National Geographic Readers: Level 1)
Release Date: 2013
- 2012 Herman W. Block Award
- 2013 Jane Resh Thomas Prize
- 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:
c/o Harper Collins Children’s Books
New York, NY
To coordinate school visits or workshops, send email to:
To coordinate all other events, contact:
- Caroline Sun at Caroline.Sun@HarperCollins.com
For Rights Inquiries about Lion, Lion, contact:
- Amy Rennert at firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other inquiries, contact:
- Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary Agency at email@example.com
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