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Corey Ann Haydu

Biography

Corey Ann Haydu

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of OCD LOVE STORY, LIFE BY COMMITTEE, MAKING PRETTY and her upcoming middle grade debut, RULES FOR STEALING STARS. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Corey 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 Junior Library Guild Selections, Indie Next Selections, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Selections.
 
Corey also teaches YA Novel Writing with Mediabistro and is adapting her debut novel, OCD LOVE STORY into a high school play, which will have its first run in Fall 2015.
 
Corey lives in Brooklyn with her dog, her boyfriend, and a wide selection of cheese.

Corey Ann Haydu

Books by Corey Ann Haydu

by Corey Ann Haydu - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Youth Fiction

The world tilted for Elodee this year, and she might never be the same. So when Elodee’s mom gets a new job in Eventown, moving seems like it might fix everything. Life in Eventown is comforting and exciting all at once. Their kitchen comes with a box of recipes. Everyone takes the scenic way to school or work --- past rows of rosebushes and waterfalls. Sure, there are a few odd rules, and the houses all look exactly alike, but it’s easy enough to explain --- until Elodee realizes that there are only three ice cream flavors in Eventown. Ever. And they play only one song in music class. Everything may be “even” in Eventown, but is there a price to pay for perfection --- and pretending?

by Corey Ann Haydu - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Clover and Danny are the kind of best friends who make each other even better. But when Danny comes down with a mysterious illness that won’t go away, the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with him. So Clover decides to take matters into her own hands by making lists --- list of Danny’s symptoms, his good days, his bad days. As the evidence piles up, only one thing becomes clear: Danny is only better when Clover is around. Will science be able to save Danny, or is this the one time when magic can overcome the unthinkable?

by Corey Ann Haydu - Children's, Family

When Silly is brought into her sisters' world, the truth is more exciting than she ever imagined. The sisters have discovered a magical place that gives them what they truly need: an escape from the complications of their home life. But there are dark truths there, too. Silly hopes the magic will be the secret to saving their family, but she's soon forced to wonder if it could tear them apart.