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I love books. Almost every job I've ever had was, in some way, related to books. I have catalogued them, repaired them, barcoded them, shelved them, sold them, edited them, reviewed them. And now I get to write them!

There's nothing I like better than sneaking away for a few minutes and jotting down an idea for a new story. Most of my books started with a "what if" question . . . but ideas are everywhere, so I make sure I always have a notebook and a pen in case I find an idea to save for later. (Like a baby goat with a really great smile!)

official bio

Hannah Barnaby is the author of the MONSTER & BOY chapter book series and several picture books, including THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SAM, BAD GUY, and GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING. She worked as a children’s book editor, independent bookseller, and book reviewer before becoming the first children’s writer-in-residence at the Boston Public Library. Hannah has an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She has taught multiple workshops at Highlights and regional SCBWI conferences, as well as picture book and chapter book intensives at the Writing Barn and two 12x12 webinars. Hannah lives in Charlottesville, VA with her family.

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