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Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Jane Yolen Going to work in your jammies. Setting your own timetable. Being you own boss. And being the first person in the universe to see your new story.
Jane Yolen I've never had it. Since I work on so many things at once, if something is not working, I turn to the right or to the left and there's something else…moreI've never had it. Since I work on so many things at once, if something is not working, I turn to the right or to the left and there's something else to work on!(less)
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At 75, I almost (almost) don’t care what people think about me or my work. The work is out there and readers have every right to like it or not. They can think it is life-changing or a load of codswallop. Once the piece is out there, it no longer belongs to me but to them. (I am quick to add: in the deeper sense, not the copyright sense.)


 


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