Victoria Hanley

Victoria Hanley

Victoria Hanley loves to nurture emerging writers. She is the award-winning author of the bestselling book, Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write and Wild Ink: How to Write Fiction for Young Adults. She is also a YA novelist published in thirteen languages. Her books have received awards and honors in the U.S. and abroad, including the International Reading Association Young Adults' Choices, the Colorado Book Award, Kallbacher-Klapperschlange Award (Germany), Colorado Authors League Top Hand Award, Publishers West Silver Award, and New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Her work has also been placed on state award lists in Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, and Colorado, and earned a Carnegie Medal nomination in the United Kingdom.

Victoria is an active speaker and workshop leader, and the recipient of the Colorado Broadcasters Association Award for Best Regularly Scheduled Feature. She has been a featured speaker for the Young Adult Literature Conference, the Colorado Chapter of the International Reading Association, the High Plains Library Association, the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Colorado Association of Libraries, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Rock Solid Writers Conference, Big Sur in the Rockies, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She has been published in the ALAN Review, and also led workshops for thousands of teens at libraries and schools across the mountains and plains region. Growing up, Victoria lived in California, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Oregon. She now lives with her family in Colorado at the foothills of the Rockies.

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