Dana Meachen Rau
Dana Meachen Rau is an author, artist, and editor. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Art History from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont.
Over her almost twenty years working as a freelancer, she has published more than 300 books in a variety of genres and age levels, such as early readers, picture books, biographies, and nonfiction. Some of her awards and recognition include: the Association for Library Services to Children Notable Children’s Books of 2014; Bank Street Best Books of 2014; Booklist Top 10 Early Literacy Series of 2009; and Science Books and Film Magazine Best Books of 2005 and 2009. In 2011, she received the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism’s Art Fellowship Grant, and she is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
In addition to visiting schools and libraries as a visiting author and author-in-residence throughout New England and New York, she has also presented lectures and workshops at writing and teaching conferences.