Author of When Twilight Comes and One Step Forward
Marcie Flinchum Atkins is a teacher-librarian by day and a children’s book writer in the wee hours of the morning. She holds an M.A. and M.F.A. in Children’s Literature from Hollins University. She is the author of Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature (Millbrook Press, 2019), which was one of Kirkus’s Best Picture Books of the Year. Marcie’s poetry has been featured in Things We Feel and What is a Friend? edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Pomelo Books, 2022) and “The Dirigible Balloon.” Her next nonfiction picture book, When Twilight Comes, will be published by Chronicle, and her YA debut, One Step Forward, is forthcoming from Versify. Marcie is the nonfiction events coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of SCBWI. She lives in Virginia.