Cybils Organizers: Gary Anderson, Board Member

Although Gary was a military brat for a big chunk of his childhood, he finished growing up in Iowa (or maybe not at all).  He became a high school English teacher in 1980 and retired from full-time teaching in 2014.  Most of that was spent at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois where Gary also served for a time as the school’s English department chair.  Gary is currently a writing center specialist at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and a clinical field instructor for Illinois State University student teachers.  Along with Tony Romano, Gary is the co-author of Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice (EMC Publishing).   Gary’s book reviews are mostly focused on YA fiction, but because his reading is eclectic, you never know what will show up in his What’s Not Wrong? blog and Goodreads feed.  In prior years, Gary served as a Cybils Award panelist in several categories:  Early/Middle Grade Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, YA Speculative Fiction, High School Nonfiction, and YA Fiction.  You can find Gary on Twitter at @AndersonGL.