Introducing Judge #8 for the Teen Short Story Contest
Nina LaCour received a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and currently teaches English at an independent high school. She is also co-founder of 'Write Teen' a series of YA writing classes. Hold Still, Nina's first novel, was published in 2009 and is a William C. Morris Honor book, a Junior Library Guild selection, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books of 2009. Nina won the 2009 Northern California Book Award for Children's Literature and was featured in 'Publisher's Weekly' as a Flying Starts Author. Her second novel Disenchantments, brings together influences of music and art on a group of friends as they decide what's next in life.
She is also a Judge for this year's It's All Write Teen short story writing contest. The panel of 10 judges will look at the finalists in three grade categories of 6-7-8 (Middle School), 9-10 (High School) and 11-12 (High School) and select the winners who were announced at an Awards Ceremony on May 12, 2012.