Deborah Heiligman is the author of over 31 books for children and teens. Her book Vincent And Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers received six starred reviews and won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction as well as the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award and a Printz Honor Award at the 2018 ALA Youth Media Awards. Her other recent books include: The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life Of Paul Erdos and Snow Dog, Go Dog. Charles And Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist, A Printz Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.


  • What to do if you receive edits from an editor/agent/critique partner you don’t agree with.
  • How to eliminate dates or places or details/facts that get in the way of story if you feel like the reader should know that stuff?
  • Not writing “on the nose.”
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