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Pattison writes picture books, novels, fiction and non-fiction.
See the book trailer
of her Prairie Storms, illustrated by Kathleen Rietz.
In Prairie Storms, a
typical storm is featured for each month as well as a prairie
animal in its normal habitat, and the prairie's ecosytem is explored
through its weather, especially its storms. In The Journey
of Oliver K. Woodman, illustrated by Jose Cepeda, a man made
of wood takes a remarkable journey across America. Told through
the postcards and letters of those he meets along the way, The
Journey of Oliver K. Woodman is, according to Publishers
Weekly, "part geography lesson, part cross-country travelogue
. . . [a] warm tale that ends in a family reunion." As Kirkus
puts it, "all geography lessons should be this much
fun." Her other children's books include River Dragon,
an original folktale that draws on Chinese dragon lore, and The
Wayfinder, "an adventure book set against a fantasy
background . . . a well plotted tale that will have young
readers speedily flipping pages" (Children's Literature).
2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Art Award for
Individual Artist and a member of the Authors Guild, Darcy has
written about writing for Writer's Digest, the SCBWI
Bulletin and several editions of the annual Children's
Writers & Illustrators Market (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003).
Darcy served as Arkansas Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's
Book Writers and Illustrators for five years, from 1991-96. From
1995-2001, she was the Children's Book Reviewer for the Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette, the largest statewide newspaper. She is also
a member of the Author's Guild.
a B.A. from the University of Arkansas and an M.A. from Kansas
State University, Darcy has been a professor at the University
of Central Arkansas and is currently an independent publisher,
having founded Mim's
House. Passionate about her craft, she created the
"Novel Revision Retreat," a traveling retreat wherein
she teaches writing all across the country.
lives in North Little Rock, AR.
you would like to hear her pronounce her name, go to http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronounce.cgi?aid=18