Melanie Crowder



Melanie Crowder is an educator, speaker, and the acclaimed author of nine novels for young readers. Her work has received numerous awards and starred reviews, and has been featured in publications such as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. A West Coast girl at heart, Melanie lives with her family under the big blue Colorado sky. She holds an MFA in writing and teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

School Visit Topics & Activities

I love interacting with readers of all ages! With over 15 years as a public school educator, I appreciate all that you do (THANK YOU!) and look forward to the opportunity to bring a day of inspiration, motivation, and bookish engagement to your students. Presentation topics include: The Writing Life (all grades), AUDACITY: a closer look (grades 6-12), Revise, revise, and then revise again! (Grades 5-10), Cultivating Awe (Grades 3-7), and Figurative Language in THREE PENNIES (grades 3-7).


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