Margaree K. Mitchell
Margaree K. Mitchell is the award-winning author of books for children, teens, and adults. She is the author of Uncle Jed's Barbershop (Simon & Schuster), Granddaddy's Gift (Scholastic), When Grandmama Sings (HarperCollins), The People In The Park (Watershed Books), and Woman In The Pulpit (Castlewood Books). Uncle Jed's Barbershop has been adapted into an award-winning musical featuring Broadway veteran Ken Prymus as Uncle Jed.
In her historical fiction books for children, Mitchell uses history to encourage students to shoot for the stars with aspirations for their lives. However, her young adult novel has a contemporary setting. In The People In The Park Mitchell explores what happens in the lives of teens when something devastating happens through no fault of their own. And after listening to female ministers talk about their experiences, Mitchell wrote her new novel, Woman In The Pulpit, to show the challenges women in the ministry face as they seek to carry out their calling.
Mitchell hopes to inform, entertain, and inspire children and adults through her books. Born and raised in Mississippi, she infuses the rich heritage of the South into her books.