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Corey Ann Haydu

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2018 - 2019

About Corey Ann Haydu

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of young adult (YA) novels, OCD Love Story (Simon Pulse/S&S 2013, three starred reviews, Life By Committee (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2014), Making Pretty (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2015), and The Careful Undressing of Love (Dutton/Penguin, 2017) as well as the middle grade novels Rules for Stealing Stars (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2015, three starred reviews) and The Someday Suitcase (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 2017, three starred reviews). Her seventh novel, the middle grade novel Eventown, is coming out in Winter 2019. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Haydu has been working in children’s publishing since 2009. In 2013, she was chosen as one of Publisher Weekly’s Flying Starts. Her books have been Junior Library Guild Selections, Indie Next Selections, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Selections, Romantic Times Top Picks, and Best Books of the Year by the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. She has been teaching YA and middle grade (MG) novel writing since 2014.

Find Classes with Corey Ann Haydu

Revising Your Novel
Corey Ann Haydu

Date: May 1 - Jun 5, 2019
Type: Online Class
Genre: Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mixed Genre, Novels, Science Fiction, Young Adult Literature

Through video lectures, activities, discussions, video conferences, peer reviews, and direct feedback from your instructor, you will learn new tools and methods for tackling a deep and intensive revision, gain knowledge on how to work with edit letters from publishing professionals, leave this course with revised pages from your own novel, and create a solid plan for moving forward to complete a full revision.

More About Corey Ann Haydu

Corey Ann HayduHarper Collins.

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of Rules for Stealing Stars and four acclaimed books for teens. She grew up in the Boston area, earned her MFA at the New School, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dog Oscar. Find out more at

Ann Haydu, Corey “EventownKirkus, February 12, 2019.

Elodee’s family needs a fresh start; everyone says so. The Lively family relocates to Eventown, a planned utopia where there’s no internet, TV, or cars, and all the houses look the same. Fifth-grader Elodee can’t wait to bake, while her identical twin sister, Naomi, looks forward to gymnastics. Part mystery, part fabulism, with a dash of dystopia, this story is as layered and delicious as one of Elodee’s concoctions.

Ann Haydu, Corey “Episode 25! Conversation With Corey Ann HayduKidlitwoman, October 3, 2018

Welcome to episode twenty-five of our kidlitwomen* podcast! Usually, this podcast features an essay about an issue in the children's literature community (Monday) and a discussion about the essay (Wednesday).

In this episode, author Corey Ann Haydu and  Grace Lin discuss Corey’s essay, “On Writing, Sexual Harassment. and Being an Example,”