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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

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John David Anderson

2017 Genre Excellence Winner: Middle Grade Fiction

John David Anderson is the critically-acclaimed author of several books for young people, including Ms. Bixby’s Last Day (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an ALA Notable Book), Posted, Sidekicked and Standard Hero Behavior (a Young Hoosier Book). A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wife, two kids and whiny cat in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. You can learn more at