Marissa Moss


Marissa Moss


Marissa Moss grew up telling stories and drawing pictures to go with them. She sent her first picture book to publishers when she was nine, but mysteriously enough, never heard back from them. Now she’s written and illustrated more than fifty books, twenty-six of them from her best known series, “Amelia’s Notebook,” which sold more than 5 million copies and has JKSCommunications Contact: Christianna Capra, JKS Communications or 347-886-2798 been translated into Chinese, French, Spanish and Indonesian. She’s written successful historical journals currently used in elementary and middle school curricula, and picture books such as “Jackie Mitchell, the Strike-Out Queen,” illustrated by C.F. Payne, recently optioned for a potential feature film. Consistently garnering starred reviews from industry tastemakers like Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist and Kirkus, her books have been named as ALA Notables and chosen for the ABA Pick of the List multiple times. She’s won the Choices Award from The Association of Booksellers for Children, Children’s Choice by the Children’s Book Council, and a Parent’s Guide Fiction Award. Several of the Amelia titles have been on the San Francisco Chronicle’s and Los Angeles Times’ bestseller lists, and her books have been featured in The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and numerous other newspapers and parenting magazines. Moss is an experienced speaker at various writing conferences and book festivals across the country. Her newest writing project is a middle-grade time travel series with Sourcebooks. The first released in Fall 2012, “Mira’s Diary: Lost in Paris,” and takes its heroine to 19 Impressionist painters. The series picks up again in spring 2013 with “Mira’s Diary: Home Sweet th century Paris to meet the century Papal politics along with the enormously talented painter Moss proudly launches her publishing house Creston Books in 2013, aiming to bring back the golden age of children’s picture books. She encourages authors and illustrators to do the work that’s most important to them, the kind of books that resonate deeply with children and their parents.
Date Recorded: 98/23/2013
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