Chris Tebbetts

Chris Tebbetts

Chris Tebbetts is the author and co-author of many books for young readers. Titles include the #1 New York Times bestselling MIDDLE SCHOOL series with James Patterson and illustrator Laura Park; the New York Times bestselling STRANDED series with Jeff Probst; and two young adult novels: ME, MYSELF, AND HIM and M OR F?. His work has received children’s choice awards in Oregon and Hawaii, as well a Sunshine State Young Readers Award nomination, and a nod on the New York Public Library’s annual list of Books For the Teen Age. He is a native of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and lives with his husband in Hinesburg, Vermont.

“Erin [Dionne] and Chris were excellent co-teachers. I appreciated that their different writing processes added a wonderful dimension to their input.”

“Erin Dionne and Chris Tebbetts are both great teachers and make learning fun.”

“Both Chris and Erin [Dionne] created a safe and friendly atmosphere for helping us improve ourselves.”

“I loved Learning from Erin Dionne and Chris Tebbetts. They are both excellent teachers and support each other very nicely.”

“I especially liked that Chris and Erin [Dionne] had different approaches to their successful writing!  It helped illustrate how, as writers, there is NO ONE WAY to approach writing for kids.”

“Erin Dionne and Chris Tebbetts are both incredible writing teachers! They gave an unbelievable amount of practical advice. Within three months after taking the course, after reviewing the videos many times, I was able to write the entire novel… over 50,000 words. I am amazed!”

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