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SCBWI-IL NSN Hosts Keir Graff

Writing Collaboratively: A talk with Keir Graf

Too many aspiring authors believe the writing process rests solely on their own shoulders; working writers know it takes a village to make a book. Veteran collaborator Keir Graff discusses the many roles editors, agents, coauthors, and others can play in improving your work–and how you can let them help.

Keir Graff is the author of funny and fantastical middle-grade adventure novels includingThe Tiny Mansion,The Phantom Tower(aChicago TribuneBest Childrens Book), andThe Matchstick Castle(an official Illinois Reads selection). In May 2023, hell help launch Minerva Keens Detective Club, a new series coauthored with James Patterson. He also writes books for grown-upssome of them under fake names! A longtime resident of Chicago, he lives near the shore of Lake Michigan with his wife Marya, sons Felix and Cosmo, and cats Toothless and Totoro. Find out more


Questions? Email Anny Rusk, Co-Rep, North Suburban Network


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