Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including SPELL & SPINDLEOLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST, and the series THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES and I HEART BAND. She co-authored the YA novel THE PROS OF CONS with Alison Cherry and Lindsay Ribar, and co-authored the SECRETS OF TOPSEA series under the name M. Shelley Coats. She also wrote SPOTLIGHT ON CODING CLUB!, the fourth book in the New York Times Bestselling GIRLS WHO CODE series. 

Her upcoming projects include THE MYSTERY OF THE MASKED MEDALIST, book #1 in the Kudo Kids series co-authored with Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani to be released May 2020, and THE DOG'S MEOW, a Scholastic clubs & fairs pick out September 2020.

Michelle’s novels have received many accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly, multiple Junior Library Guild selections, and inclusion on the American Library Association’s Rainbow List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers List, the CBCC Best of 2019 List, and the NC State College of Education Comic Relief Reading List.

A former Texas public school teacher, Michelle spent six years in New York as a creative writing instructor at Writopia Lab in Manhattan, where her students received honors such as Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Keys and acceptance into the Worldwide Plays Festival. Michelle recently moved back to her hometown and teaches writing workshops both in Dallas and online.

Instagram: @michelleschusterman



“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ~Madeleine L’Engle There’s a lot of information—and even more misinformation—about writing books for kids floating around online. This course is designed for aspiring middle grade and young adult […]

Read More
Premise to Plot

You have an idea for a novel. Now what? For some authors, the next step is opening a blank document and pounding out the first draft. But others are looking for a little more structure before they dive in. In this highly interactive workshop, we’ll explore various plotting and outlining methods and discuss how to […]

Read More

© 2021 Margie Lawson, all rights reserved.

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram