HSC Conference 2019
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Elana Arnold

Elana K. Arnold is the author of many books for and about children and teens. Elana’s books have been listed on numerous best lists and earned many awards, including a Printz honor, a National Book Award finalist citation, a Westchester Fiction Award, the Golden Kite Award, and a Gold Medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.
Elana holds a BA in comparative literature from the University of California at Irvine and a Master’s degree in English and creative writing/fiction from UC Davis, where she has taught creative writing and adolescent literature.
In addition to her work as a writer, Elana is an avid lover of animals and makes her home among a menagerie of them. She teaches in the MFAC program at Hamline University and lives in Southern California.