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CSSSA VLOG: Margaret Dilloway

Margaret Dilloway attended the CSSSA Creative writing program in 1992. She notes that, “I’ve written since I could, well, write…”

Dilloway majored in Studio Art at Scripps College in Claremont, where she wrote her thesis about children’s book illustrators and won the Fine Arts Foundation award for best senior art exhibition. She was also awarded a Getty Multicultural Internship in Arts Education.

Dilloway has gone on to publish multiple works. Her first, “How to Be an American Housewife,” was an Indie Next pick and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Award. “The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns” won the American Library Association’s Library Tastes Award for Best Women’s Fiction, and the Pulpwood Queen’s Bonus Book of the Year Award for 2013.

Her third novel, “Sister of Heart and Snow” was published by Putnam in April 2015. She also wrote a standalone companion, “The Tale of the Warrior Geisha,” which was given away with pre-orders and will be available this fall.

Coming up in 2016 - a middle-grade fantasy series published by Disney-Hyperion called, “Xander Miyamoto and the Island of Lost Monsters.” 

CSSSA, CSSSA Creative Writing, Summer school, summer arts camp, California arts school, Margaret Dilloway, How To Be An American Housewife, The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, Sister of Heart and Snow, The Tale of the Warrior Geisha, Xander Miyamoto and the Island of Lost Monsters