Nora Shalaway Carpenter
Nora Shalaway Carpenter’s YA debut The Edge of Anything was a 2020 Best Book of the Year (Kirkus Reviews and A Mighty Girl), a Cybils Awards finalist, and a Tar Heels Teachers Book Club selection. Her anthology Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Stereotypes of Small-Town America was an NPR Best Book of the Year, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a Country Living magazine Front Porch Book Club book. Her next anthology, Ab(solutely) Normal, is forthcoming from Candlewick. She is also the author of the picture book Yoga Frog. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and three young kids. Learn more at noracarpenterwrites.com.
August 20, 2021