Today we meet Kerry Millar, who returns this year as our category organizer for Middle Grade Fiction:
Hello to all Cybilites! I'm thrilled to be back for my third year with the Cybils and my second year as the category organizer and one of the judges for Middle Grade Fiction. This year I'm spending my working days with a gaggle of nine-year olds, teaching Grade 4, so I'll be test-driving many of the nominated titles with my very own captive audience.
Before teaching, I was part pastry chef, part children's bookseller (a.k.a. the dreamiest job-combo known to man), and went to sleep every night full of sweets and stories. I launched Shelf Elf more than two years ago, and I blog there about everything kidlit related. I also write reviews for Guys Lit Wire and work with the fabulous readergirlz community as one of the postergirlz. Basically, I'm always trying to find new ways to squeeze my life full of as many books as possible.
When I'm in between books, I can be found scratching my dog's ears, saving pennies to pay library fines and drinking very strong coffee.