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Wendelin Van Draanen

About Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendelin Van Draanen is a best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty novels. This article is adapted from a chapter on craft from her first non-fiction book, Hope in the Mail, Reflections on Writing and Life (Knopf/Random House), a humorous, helpful guide for writers of all ages. You can find her at and @wendelinvand.