Mathilda Wheeler writes fiction for children of all ages, pulling ideas and emotions from her childhood in Buffalo, NY, where she was raised the middle of five girls. Her own children inspire her (and keep her humble) with humor, angst, and love. Credits include “Lindsay Plays Dead” (Tiny Lights, Fall 2008) and “The Present” (Whatcom Writes!, Holiday/Year’s End 1998). Mathilda lives in Bellingham, WA, where she writes, acts, directs children’s theater, and plays with art as much as she can.
Her short story, “Moving On,” won 7th place in the Children’s/ Young Adult Fiction division for the Writers Digest 80th Short Story Contest in 2011. She is currently studying at the National Institute of Literary Arts (NILA), a candiadate for an MFA in creative writing, with a focus on childrens and young adult.