Brooke Herter James won her first creative writing award in eighth grade.
Then she did a bunch of other things like going to college, public health nursing and raising three kids.
Several years ago, she remembered that eighth grade story (or maybe it was really the award) and decided to spend more time at what she likes to do most.
So now she writes.
She writes mostly for little kids, sometimes for older kids and occasionally for anyone else who doesn’t fit into either of those two categories.
She likes writing funny stories but she can be serious, too.
She lives in a very old house in Vermont with her husband,
one donkey, four chickens and a dog.
(Actually, the donkey and the chickens live in the barn)
She is an active member of SCBWI, a student of the Gotham Writers’ Workshop
and a graduate of the Yale Writers’ Conference.
She is honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Hunger Mountain's Katherine Paterson Best Picture Book Manuscript Award
and to have her poetry selected for PoemTown, Randolph, Vt, April, 2018
and, most recently, to have her poem Fires published by Poets Reading The News, October, 2018.
Charlotte’s Web, deep blue, artichokes, hedgehogs, moles and small (as in young) pigs.