2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Winner – Carol Lynch Williams
Carol Lynch Williams is the award-winning author of more than 20 novels for middle-grade and young adult readers. Her titles include THE TRUE COLORS OF CAITLYNNE JACKSON, IF I FORGET, YOU REMEMBER, THE CHOSEN ONE, GLIMPSE, MILES FROM ORDINARY and WAITING. Her newest book, THE HAVEN, is due out this year. As the founder of WIFYR (Writers & Illustrators for Young Readers Conference), Carol has brought together agents, editors, and writers for years and enjoyed many success stories. The week-long conference takes place each summer in an intensive but rewarding learning environment. Carol has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and teaches creative writing part-time at BYU. Her biggest successes, though, are her five daughters.