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Sheri Sinykin has published twenty books for young readers since 1990, including eight in a young reader series called The Magic Attic Club, Giving Up The Ghost, a YA novel set on a haunted plantation after Hurricane Katrina, and Zayde Comes To Live (illustrated by Kristina Swarner) which has won several awards.


She grew up in Sacramento, CA and has worked variously as an intern at Cosmopolitan, a daily newspaper reporter, a hospital PR director, and the assistant executive director of the Madison (WI) Convention and Visitors Bureau. She received an MFA in Writing for Children in 2003 from Vermont College, for which she wrote a critical thesis exploring children’s literature with themes of loss, bereavement, and  She has a BA in Communications-Journalism from Stanford University.