Barbara Shoup

Barbara Shoup is the author of six novels and her short fiction, poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in numerous magazines.

She served as the writer-in-residence at Broad Ripple High School Center for the Humanities for twenty years, and has been adjunct instructor of creative writing at Butler University as well as a teaching fellow with the university’s Writer’s Studio. Currently, she is the writer-in-residence at the Writer’s Center of Indiana, where she directs “The Way Writers Write”, a series of writing workshops for high school English teachers. She is also a contributing editor to the Chicago fiction magazine, Other Voices. Her young adult novels, Wish You Were Here and Stranded in Harmony, were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults.

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Author photo by Freddi Stevens-Jacobi


Wish You Were Here A chance trip to Graceland is the focus of Jax Watt’s attempts to come to terms with upheaval in his life.
(Llewellyn Worldwide, 2008)originally published by Hyperion Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association
Finalist, Midland Society of Authors Children’s Book Award
Everything You Want You might win the lottery, but will that give you everything you want?
(Llewellyn/Flux, 2008) Nominee, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2009
Young Adult Library Services Association
2006 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship

Agent: David Bennett