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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Sylvia Liu

Sylvia Liu is a middle grade and picture book author. She is the author of the middle grade sci-fi, Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation (Razorbill/PRH, 2022) and Manatee's Best Friend (Scholastic 2021). Her picture book, A Morning With Grandpa, illustrated by Christina Forshay (Lee & Low Books 2016), won the Lee & Low New Voices Award. She is a contributing author to the picture book, Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, ed. Miranda Paul (Lerner 2019) and has a creative nonfiction memoir essay published in The Potomac Review (Spring 2018).

She co-founded the kid lit resource website, Kidlit411 (, consistently named by Writers Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers and runs a companion Facebook group of almost 15,000 writers and illustrators.