Continuing our series of bios for the judges of the 2015 West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contests. Return here each weekday for the revelation of a new judge.
SARAH SULLIVAN (Children’s Books)
Sarah Sullivan is the author of 1 novel and 4 picture books. Her 2013 novel, All That’s Missing, received a starred review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. VOYA called it “an outstanding debut novel.” Her 2011 picture book, Passing The Music Down, was an N.C.T.E. Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book and was chosen to represent the state of West Virginia at the National Book Festival. Once Upon a Baby Brother (FSG 2010) was a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book and Dear Baby: Letters from Your Big Brother (Candlewick 2005), was an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award winner. Sarah holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College where she won the Harcourt Post-Graduate Scholarship. Her poetry has appeared in Cricket magazine.