Professional Bio

Meredith Ackroyd is a graduate of the MFA program in children's literature at Hollins University, where she studied the writing of poetry for children. Her poetry has been published in tinywords, Berry Blue Haiku, and Puddle Jump Quarterly, and her scholarly writing has been published in the book Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden: A Children's Classic at 100.  She lives in a hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia with her husband and daughter, and her writing is inspired by the natural world that surrounds her home.