Jacquelyn Mitchard is the author of 21 books of fiction and non-fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Her books include The Deep End of the Ocean--the first selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and adapted for a major motion picture by Michelle Pfeiffer--as well as The Midnight Twins, now in development by Kaleidoscope Entertainment for an HBO series. She has also authored an essay collection, Dispatches from the Mother Ship, and a memoir, Mother Less Child.
She was editor-in-chief and curator of Merit Press, a realistic Young Adult imprint under the auspices of Simon and Schuster, and is now a professor of fiction and non-fiction in the MFA Programs in Creative Writing at Miami University of Ohio and Wilkes University.
Mitchard served on the Fiction Jury for the National Book Awards and has been a fellow at The Ragdale Foundation, Yaddo, The Macdowell Colony, and Hedgebrook.
She lives on Cape Cod with her family.
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