Darcy Pattison

Storyteller & Founder, Mims House

Storyteller, writing teacher, Queen of Revisions, and founder of Mims House publisher, Darcy Pattison has been published in nine languages. Her books, published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, HarperCollins, Arbordale, and Mims House have received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, and Publishers Weekly. Three nonfiction nature books have been honored as National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Books. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman(Harcourt 2003) was named an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature Honor Book and has been published in a Houghton Mifflin textbook. The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story is a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature.