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Abigail Anklam began making books in kindergarten, and she will probably never stop. As a writer and artist, she has always enjoyed telling stories on paper, and that passion has only grown with time. One of her favorite topics in any story has always been wildlife. Whether fictional or true, anthropomorphic or realistic, animals have always captivated her, and she believes that their presence is a benefit to almost any story.
Due to her love of animals and the joy she finds in writing about them, Abigail's first collection of short stories, According to Their Kinds, is a menagerie of creatures. Through her characters' interactions with dolphins, pigs, kangaroos, eagles, lions and more, Abigail explores humanity's varied and compelling relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom. Her next book, a middle-grade children's novel, will continue along this same theme. It features a number of animals as stars, with the spotlight shining on a Russian brown bear.
Currently, Abigail works as a freelance ghostwriter, editor and book designer. In spite of a busy project schedule, she always finds time for her own stories too. Since May 20, 2018, she has made a successful effort to write every single day, and she figures she can keep it up until she has run out of stories to tell.
Winning Entry: According to Their Kinds
Contest Won: North Street Book Prize 2019, Honorable Mention