About

portrait of Madeline Slovenz

Madeline was born on the Jersey shore a long time ago and draws on her childhood memories of growing up in the kind of small-town where everyone knows your name. She writes realistic fiction for middle schoolers, young adults and open-minded grownups who are never too old to enjoy stories that feature younger protagonists.

As a theater artist, a public school teacher and performance ethnographer, Madeline has given talks and published ethnographic essays on a range of topics–hip hop, undercover police work, Chinese martial arts, and lion dancing. Her children’s book, co-authored with Kate Waters, is a PBS Reading Rainbow Section.

Now she is writing general fiction for adults and children. Take a moment to subscribe to her newsletter and receive a free download.