Saundra Mitchell is the author of fifteen books for tweens and teens.
Her work includes SHADOWED SUMMER, THE VESPERTINE
series, the non-fiction THEY DID WHAT!? series, and two anthologies for teens, DEFY THE DARK and ALL OUT.
SHADOWED SUMMER was the 2010 winner of The Society of Midland Authors Book Award for Children’s Fiction and a 2010 Edgar® AwardNominee. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection and an ALAN Pick in 2009.
Her short story “Ready to Wear” was nominated for a 2007 Pushcart Prize after appearing in Vestal ReviewIssue 27. Her short fiction and
non-fiction has appeared in anthologies including A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS, FORETOLD, GRIM, TRUTH & DARE and DEAR
For twenty years, she was the head screenwriter and an executive producer with Dreaming Tree Films on their various teen filmmaking programs, including the largest teen filmmaking program in the United States, Fresh Films. They produced more than four hundred films from her screenplays, and she earned Academy Award eligibility ten times during her tenure.
Ms. Mitchell has been a phone psychic, a car salesperson, a denture-deliverer and a layout waxer. She’s dodged trains, endured basic training, and hitchhiked from Montana to California. In her free time, she enjoys fandom, studying history, crochet, and spending time with her wife and her daughters. Her pronouns are Any/Any.