Marcy Campbell

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I'm thrilled to announce that my debut picture book, "Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse" was sold at auction to Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers! Illustrator and publication date TBA.

I wrote Adrian while on a break from revising my adult literary novel, "Happy, Indiana," which I've been working on for years. I had not "studied" how to write children's books, but I have read a lot of picture books, as a parent. As a writer, I can't help but read them with an eye toward what works and what doesn't. I think it was inevitable that eventually I'd try my hand at one.

I am still hoping to find a home for "Happy, Indiana," but you can expect me to keep writing children's books as well. As I fully immerse myself into the world of children's publishing, I'm loving everything about it. It makes me happy to know that I might play some small part in helping kids learn to have empathy and treat others, especially those who might be different from them, with kindness.

In between books, I continue to enjoy writing essays. My latest, on the heredity of creativity, is published in Salon.

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