Laura McCaffrey
Affiliated with Division of Communication and Creative Media, Professional Writing

Laura Williams McCaffrey's short stories have appeared in Cicada, YA Review Network, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Soundings Review. They've received such honors as a Pushcart Prize Nomination and a SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction. One of her novels-in-progress was a finalist for the 2015 Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children's Writing, sponsored by Hunger Mountain. 

Laura now is the fiction editor at YA Review Network, an online journal for teen readers and those who love teen literature. In addition, she was the 2016 children's literature guest editor for Hunger Mountain. 

Laura's most recent novel, Marked, is a dystopian mixed-media fantasy for teens that Kirkus Books called "an original, textured page-turner." She's the author of two children's fantasy novels—Water Shaper, selected in 2007 for the NYPL Books for the Teen Age list; and Alia Waking, an IRA Notable Book and a Teens' Top Ten Books nominee.

In addition to Champlain College, Laura teaches at Solstice, the low-residency MFA program at Pine Manor College, as well as at Pacem School, an independent school for middle and high school students. She is honored to be one of the 2019 judges for the Vermont Book Award. She lives in a little house in the woods with regionally acclaimed musician and music producer Colin McCaffrey.

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