Mindy Hardwick is a published children's writer. Her novels include STAINED GLASS SUMMER, and WEAVING MAGIC (forthcoming April 2012). She facilitates a poetry workshop with teens at Denney Youth Juvenile Justice Center. Mindy is the co-editor of four anthologies, written by the youth at Denney, and their blog at www.denneypoetry.com. Mindy is included on the Washington State Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster and worked with the youth of the Tulalip Tribe in the 2011 New Directions Music and Art Prevention Program. Mindy is one of the teaching artists included in the Reclaiming Futures Program at Denney Juvenile Justice Center. Mindy holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and is a member of Seattle SCBWI.