Vivian Vande Velde and her Festival To Go

Vivian Vande Velde has lived in Rochester for most of her life and has penned forty books for children including Frogged and Squirrel in the Museum. She became a writer because she loves stories and was raised to believe she could do anything she set her mind to. Vande Velde became a founding member of the Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators group, which hosts the Rochester Children’s Book Festival every November.  […] [Fall 2022 Issue]

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Sarah grew up surrounded by books and loved her notebooks and pens. She loved writing plays and performing them with her siblings. Her long stories won her the future author award in elementary school. As a fourth grade teacher, Sarah earned a Masters degree in writing curriculum, but decided that writing children’s books was much more fun! When she isn’t writing or reading, you can find her dancing to old records, playing board games or watching movies with her husband and three kids. She has a mini-goldendoodle named Oliver who likes to sleep on her feet while she writes. Sarah lives with her family in Victor, NY.