Vivian Vande Velde
|Vivian Vande Velde|
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Genre||Children's literature, speculative fiction|
Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951) is an American writer of fiction for children and young adults. Vande Velde was born in Rochester, New York, United States. She began writing at age 28, the year her daughter was born, and has been publishing relatively consistently since. She currently resides in Rochester, New York.[when?] She is involved in multiple circles/groups of young writers in the Rochester area, along with authors such as Bruce Coville and Cynthia DeFelice.
Her novels and short story collections usually contain elements of horror, fantasy, and humor. Her book Never Trust a Dead Man (1999) received the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She has said that she enjoys writing for children. She does school talks for children, attends book conventions, and also gives writing classes. One of her short stories was included in Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales.
Although Vande Velde has not created any sequels, she has made a few books that are linked in setting.
- Official website including list of books with "ages" recommended
- Vivian Vande Velde at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Vivian Vande Velde at the Internet Book Database of Fiction
- Vivian Vande Velde at the Internet Book List
- Vande Velde, Vivian at Library of Congress Authorities, with 41 catalog records