About Me

Dallas Woodburn is currently a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. She received her M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Purdue University and her B.A. in Creative Writing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. She self-published her first book when she was ten years old, and has been hooked on writing ever since. She is the author of a second story collection, 3 a.m. that was featured on the PBS book talk show "Between the Lines." Purchase Dallas's books here.

Dallas's most recent collection of short stories was a finalist for the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in numerous literary journals including Monkeybicycle, Louisiana Literature, Prime Number, Cicada, flashquake, Arcadia Magazine, The Nashville Review, and Eclectic Flash. In addition, she has written dozens of articles for publications including Family Circle, Writer's Digest, Motherwords, Justine, The Los Angeles Times, and fifteen Chicken Soup for the Soul books. From 2010-2013, she worked as Fiction Editor of the literary magazine Sycamore Review.

Dallas has been honored as a Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholar, a Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholar for excellence in journalism, and was a national finalist for both the Marshall and Mitchell Fellowships. She loves teaching writing workshops and speaking to schools and community groups about reading and writing. In addition to her work with Write On!, Dallas serves on the board of the national nonprofit organization SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) as the Youth Director.

Email: dallaswoodburn@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.writeonbooks.org