Michelle Poploff, Vice President, Executive Editor at Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (Random House) presented The Write Place at the Right Time.
Michelle is a fan of fabulous historical fiction. She has published books by several authors based on their families’ experiences.
Two debut novels Michelle published by authors she met at regional SCBWI conferences are:
A THOUSAND NEVER EVERS by Shana Burg
GONE FROM THESE WOODS by Donny Bailey Seagraves
Michelle says, “These authors were able to bring a strong sense of time and place to the story.”
Michelle published 2011 Newbery Medal Winner, MOON OVER MANIFEST by Clare Vanderpool. The book was the author’s debut novel and is based on family stories.
She encourages writers to explore family history, travels, and other resources for your next story.
Michelle says, “You never know when you’ll be walking into a story that only you can tell.”