Michelle Schusterman

(an author, supposedly)


October 24, 2019

Super excited that the announcement is out about the new middle grade mystery series I'm co-authoring with Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani! The first book in the Kudo Kids series, THE MYSTERY OF THE MASKED MEDALIST, will be in bookstores next May, just in time for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. From AP:

"Maia and Alex Shibutani, the sibling ice dancers and Olympic bronze medalists,...

October 10, 2019

This November, my friend and fellow middle grade author Rebecca Behrens and I will be visiting middle schools in the North Texas area! We're still booking visits, so please contact me at mischubooks@gmail.com if you'd like your school to be one of our stops. For more information about our presentation, download our flyer.

More exciting news -- I have a new middle grade book coming out with Scholast...

August 13, 2019

Excited to announce I'll be teaching my first course with Lawson Writer's Academy this September! This intensive, one-month class is fully online and aimed at writers at all levels working on middle grade and young adult novels. 

Basic level ($80) includes all of the lessons and interaction with the teacher and students in class. Basic is appropriate for authors either thinking of starting or...

May 30, 2019

Happy summer, everyone! (It might technically still be spring, but Texas weather has declared it summer this week.) If you're a reader and/or aspiring writer, I hope to meet you at one of these events over the next few months...

First Impression Critique Day

SCBWI North Texas Chapter

Event Agenda:

10:30 – 11:00      Registration and greeting

11:00 – 11:30      Critique Etiquette


May 15, 2019

Calling all teen novelists! I'm excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for my Fall 2019 Mentorship Program with Writing Workshops Dallas

If you’re a teen who lives and breathes books, who writes and/or reads fanfiction obsessively, who dreams of sharing your own stories and characters with the world, who wants to give and receive feedback in a professional critique group s...

April 19, 2019

Earlier this year, I taught my first online course with Writing Workshops Dallas—The World of Kidlit: Writing and Publishing Your MG/YA Novel. The class was an absolute blast to teach, and I'm excited to run it again this summer...offline, in Dallas! 

This 8-week course covers everything: turning your idea into a solid plot, drafting and revising, and figuring out the next steps to publication. You...

January 29, 2019

So pleased and proud to see THE PROS OF CONS on this year's ALA Rainbow Book List!

"The List is a curated bibliography highlighting books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, aimed at children and youth from birth to age 18. This List is intended to aid youth and those working with youth in selecting high-quality books published between July 2017 and D...

January 9, 2019

The second book in the Secrets of Topsea series, THE EXTREMELY HIGH TIDE, is officially out this week! And if you haven't read the first book, A FRIENDLY TOWN THAT'S ALMOST ALWAYS BY THE OCEAN, it's now available in paperback. 

My co-author Kir Fox (aka Kirsten Hubbard) came across this delightful booktube review of both books, so if you're looking for a reason to check out Topsea, I'll leave it to...

November 2, 2018

Excited to announce that I'll be teaching my first 8-week online writing course with Writing Workshops Dallas starting this January! The class will be held entirely online via Wet.Ink, an awesome platform designed specifically for online creative writing workshops. The full course description is below.


The World of Kidlit: Writing and Publishing Your MG/YA Novel

Whether you’ve had a midd...

October 31, 2018

For the last six years I've been an instructor at Writopia Lab, a wonderful non-profit that offers creative writing workshops for kids and teens. This year, some of Writopia's stellar teen writers have organized the first annual Teen Writers' Summit, whose mission is "to curate a diverse platform for teens to assess and advocate their writing by engaging the journalism, collegiate, and literary la...

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