BIO: Kristin Lenz is a writer and social worker whose career has taken her from a teen runaway shelter to an urban hospital, from rural Appalachia to inner-city Detroit. Currently, she lives with her husband and daughter in Michigan. She is the newsletter editor for the Michigan chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and is represented by Carrie Pestritto at The Prospect Agency.
PUBLICATIONS and AWARDS: Kristin's writing has been published by Hunger Mountain, Great Lakes Review, and The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She was a 2011 finalist for Hunger Mountain's Katherine Paterson Prize for The Power of Butterflies, children's fiction, and the 2011 first place winner in the Chicago North RWA Fire and Ice contest for her young adult novel, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go. Read some of her work at the links below.