Linda Urban


Linda Urban is an award-winning author of novels and picture books for children. Her latest novel, Milo Speck, Accidental Agent was published in September by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Earlier work includes the middle-grade novels A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Hound Dog True, and The Center of Everything, which earned four starred reviews and was named a New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing. The Horn Book called her most recent picture book Little Red Henry “a laugh-out-loud riff on ‘The Little Red Hen.’” Her novels have been featured on more than 25 state children’s choice award lists and her first picture book, Mouse Was Mad, was a finalist for the CBC Children’s Choice Award. Before becoming a writer, Urban worked for ten years as marketing director for Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California. Now she lives in Central Vermont in a red saltbox house with too many books.