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Writing is my Passion

 

When I was young, a pen was my favorite toy.  I grew up playing with words, mixing them up and twisting them into a silly poem or a story that sparked emotion. 

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, I was exposed to all sorts of creatures through my father who trained, bred, and rehabilitated animals.  It was not uncommon to find bobcats, alligators, monkeys, hawks, or even vultures at my home.  A love of animals and nature has spilled over into my love of writing.

Today my favorite toy is a keyboard.  I am currently living in Northern California, where I am hard at work on my next book. 

Forthcoming Books


The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry  

Candlewick Press  April 11, 2017


Springtime Babies

Little Golden Books   January 9, 2018


The Colors of Winter
Little Golden Books  May  2018


Rocket-Bye Baby
Little Golden Books January 9, 2019


The Colors of Summer

Little Golden Books  May 2019


Wake Up, Freight Train! 

Little Golden Books  Summer 2019

my Story

Art © Virginia Allyn

 Why I write #176: Because the world in my head is just too awesome to ignore.

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Children's Book Author

danna smith.