Shirin Yim Bridges


Shirin Yim Bridges has successfully transitioned from author (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins/Greenwillow, Chronicle Books) to self-publisher, to award-winning publisher (Goosebottom Books). She is the author of Ruby’s Wish, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book and winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award; The Umbrella Queen, which made TIME magazine’s Top 10 list for 2008; and Mary Wrightly So Politely, which launched in April 2013 to starred reviews in Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness.

Shirin is also the head goose of Goosebottom Books, and the proud publisher of The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames, named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Series for Youth 2012 by the American Library Association; The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses, a medalist at the 2011 Independent Publishers’ Book Awards; and Horrible Hauntings, an International Reading Association Children’s Choice.

She has taught and discussed writing and publishing at the Asian Festival for Children’s Content, the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Write On The Sound, the Book Passage Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference, NSW Writers’ Centre, Stanford University, University of Washington, Dominican University, San Francisco State University, Illinois State University, and the College of San Mateo. She has lived in many countries around the world, and now nests in California.

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