Carolyn Coman writes both fiction and nonfiction for children, young adults and adults. Her most recent book for children, The Memory Bank, is a graphic story book created in collaboration with artist Rob Shepperson. Other critically acclaimed books for children and young adults include What Jamie Saw (National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor book), Many Stones (National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor book), Bee & Jacky, The Big House and Sneaking Suspicions.
She is also the author of Writing Stories, a professional book for classroom teachers, and Body & Soul: Ten American Women, a collection of interviews with photographs by Judy Dater. She has taught at Vermont College and Hamline University in their MFA in Writing programs for Children and young adults, and has taught fiction writing at Harvard Extension and Harvard Summer School and the Goffstown Prison for Women.