Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Mentor

Lynat300dpiLyn Miller-Lachmann is the author of the young adult novels Gringolandia (Curbstone Press/Northwestern University Press, 2009), a 2010 ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Américas Award Honor Book: Rogue (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013), a Junior Library Guild selection; and Surviving Santiago (Running Press, 2015), chosen for the 2016 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books list. Lyn served as Editor-in-Chief for the quarterly journal MultiCultural Review for 16 years and has remained active in encouraging and promoting diversity in books for children and teens as a team member of We Need Diverse Books. She has a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in American Studies from Yale University, and a BA, majoring in history, from Princeton University. Lyn has lived in Portugal and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Her debut translation from Portuguese, the picture book The World in a Second by Isabel Minhós Martins and Bernardo P. Carvalho, was published by Enchanted Lion in 2015 and was chosen for the 2016 Best Books list by Kirkus, the Boston Globe, and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. She has taught writing workshops through the VCFA Young Writers’ Institute and the PEN Children’s Committee and looks forward to mentoring young writers as they develop and revise their stories over the entire semester. Lyn blogs about writing, travel, culture, and LEGO at