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Marcy Campbell is an award-winning author of picture books and middle-grade novels, which have earned praise from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, School Library Review, The Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, and many others. She is the recipient of the Ohioana Award, the Comstock Read Aloud Award, the Crystal Kite Award and the CLC Book Award from Frostburg State University, as well as the Huckepack Prize in Germany. Her picture books have been selected for the Junior Library Guild and named a Best Children’s Book of the Year by Bank Street College and National Public Radio. In addition, “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” was an independent bookstore bestseller. Her debut middle-grade novel, “Rule of Threes,” was selected by the State Library of Ohio for the Choose to Read Ohio list for 2023-2024. Marcy’s books have been translated into eight languages and adapted for stage. She lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, and three furry companions. Visit her at marcycampbell.com.
Marcy Campbell’s debut picture book, “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse,” was an independent bookstore bestseller and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Comstock Read Aloud Award, the Crystal Kite Award and the Huckepack Prize in Germany. Her most recent picture book, “The More You Give,” won the 2023 Ohioana Award and the 2023 Book Award from the Children’s Literature Center at Frostburg State University. Her debut novel for middle-grade students, “Rule of Threes,” which was described as an “engaging tale of redefining family” (Publishers Weekly) and praised as “meticulously crafted” (Shelf Awareness) was named to the Choose to Read Ohio list. Marcy’s books have been translated into eight languages and appeared on many “Best of” lists. Her next picture book is titled “What Are You Waiting For?” and will be published by Little, Brown in 2025.
Marcy grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois and began writing picture books when she was five, taping together pages of pictures she drew. She continued writing throughout her school years and earned a degree in Mass Communication, after which she worked in public relations for several years before returning to school to follow her true passion of fiction writing.
She then earned an MA in Creative Writing and published many short stories, for adults, in literary journals, as well as essays in popular magazines, including Salon, The Writer and Ohio Magazine, while teaching creative writing and composition at the college level. After becoming a parent, Marcy turned her attention toward her biggest writing challenge yet, creating children’s books.
When she’s not writing, Marcy enjoys spending time in the woods, where she dreams up her next ideas. For more information, please visit www.marcycampbell.com.