About Me                                                                                                               

Zilpha Keatley Snyder, an avid early reader, decided at the age of eight that she was a fiction writer. After many sporadic attempts at novel writing during her high school and college years, her literary efforts ceased for almost ten years while she concentrated on being a teacher, wife and mother. It was teaching in the upper elementary grades that influenced her decision to try to write for children. Her first book for young people came out in 1964 and her forty fourth book for young people was published in September 2009.

Her books have won many awards among them three Newbery Honor books for The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid and The Witches of Worm and have been published in 13 languages.



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To read the full autobiography Zilpha wrote for the Something about the Author Autobiography Series click here.