Margaret Nevinski


Margaret Nevinski writes middle-grade fiction because she remembers the thrill of riding her bike with no hands. She teaches workshops for young writers, where she gets to help spark ideas and hear awesome stories. Margaret earned her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She’s published short stories as well as books for the school market, and her middle-grade manuscript, Zach Hammerkop and the Summer of Doom, was a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize. After growing up in the Midwest, Margaret headed west until she hit water and boarded a ferry. She lives on an island near Seattle with her husband and their tuxedo cat, Scout. Margaret is repped by Jacqui Lipton.


Fun Fact: Margaret once hiked the Coast to Coast Walk across England, where she fell in love with Shakespeare and discovered she couldn’t read a map. Somehow she made it back to the United States, where she now does urban walks in search of the perfect cup of coffee.

Favorite Quote: “I love the fact that our stories can cross all sorts of borders and boundaries.” —Colum McCann. Margaret believes in crossing boundaries, and in the power of stories to change the world.