Isaac Fitzsimons

Isaac Fitzsimons (Fitz-EYE-mons) writes so that every reader can see themselves reflected in literature. His debut novel, The Passing Playbook, received numerous accolades including being named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection, a Summer/Fall 2021 Indies Introduce title, a Kirkus Best Young Adult Book of 2021, and a 2022 Lambda Literary Award Finalist.
A lifetime dabbler in the arts, Isaac has performed sketch comedy and can play three songs on the banjo. His dream vacation would be traveling around Europe via sleeper train to watch every top-tier soccer team play a home game. He currently lives outside Washington, DC.

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Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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