Corey Ann Haydu
is the author of many critically acclaimed middle grade and young adult novels, including EVENTOWN, LAWLESS SPACES, EVER CURSED, ONE JAR OF MAGIC, and OCD LOVE STORY. She is also the author of the HAND-ME-DOWN MAGIC chapter book series, and the upcoming picture book, A PLACE FOR FEELINGS. Corey is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, and has been working in children’s publishing since 2009.
In 2013, Corey was chosen as one of Publisher Weekly’s Flying Starts. Her books have been on a variety of lists, including Amazon’s Book of the Month, Indie Next, Junior Library Guild, BCCB Blue Ribbon, Bank Street Childrens’ Books, SLJ Best of, and Chicago Public LIbrary Best of. In 2020, she received an Edgar Award Nomination for her novel EVENTOWN.
Corey is also a proud faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. Corey lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young daughters.