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Indie Kids Books talks about the struggles and successes of independently publishing children’s books. It’s owned and written by Darcy Pattison, children’s book author and writing teacher. As a writing teacher, she write the Fiction Notes blog. Mims House is her independent publishing company.

Darcy Pattison

Darcy Pattison, children's book author and writing teacherPublished in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House. Her books received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. Three times her books have been honored as National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade books. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt) received an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature Honor Book award, was named a Notable Book in Language Arts, and has been reprinted in a Houghton Mifflin textbook.

In 1999, Darcy created the highly acclaimed Novel Revision Retreat and has since taught it across the United States; alumni of that retreat include Kirby Larson with Hattie Big Sky and Caroline Starr Rose with May B. Darcy is the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature.

In 2008, she founded Mims House to publish a workbook for her Novel Revision Class. In 2013, she went full time writing and publishing children’s books, how-to-write books, and some teacher resource books

Picture book titles include:

Novels include:

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