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Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1971 in Oak Park, Illinois

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McClure was born and raised in Oak Park and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wendy McClure is an author, columnist and a senior editor of middle grade and young adult books at Albert Whitman & Co. She graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been writing for well over a decade. Her essays have appeared in the ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''The Chicago Sun-Times'', and in numerous anthologies. McClure has also written the ebook - ''Don't Trade the Baby for a Horse: And Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilder'' and gathered a collection of the notorious retro Weight Watchers recipe cards in a collection titled - ''The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan: Classic Diet Recipe Cards from the 1970s''. Her book, ''I'm Not the New Me'', is a memoir.


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Awards

-- '''''Wanderville''''' *2016 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''The Wilder Life''''' *Midwest Booksellers Choice Award *Barnes & Noble Discover Selection *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly