Author, young adult
MaryG. Thompson is a SCWC success story. She met her agent, Kate McKean of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, at the San Diego conference in 2008. Since then, she has sold three middle grade novels to Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Publisher’s Weekly called her first novel, Wuftoom, “a wildly imaginative debut” and praised it as “a break from the same-old-same-old.” Her second novel, Escape from the Pipe Men!, and the forthcoming Evil Fairies Love Hair (August 2014)—are just as wild and imaginative. Originally from Eugene, OR, Mary practiced law for more than seven years, including almost five years in the U.S. Navy, where she was stationed in Sasebo, Japan, and San Diego, CA. In 2010, she moved to New York to attend The New School’s MFA program in Writing for Children. In addition to more middle grade novels, Mary is also working on teen novels and picture books. Find her on the web at MaryGThompson.com.
Advance Submission Critique: Young adult, children’s, fantastical; first 15 pages double-spaced
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