Wendelin Van Draanen
Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendelin Van Draanen spent many years as a classroom teacher and is now a full-time writer. She is the author of many award-winning books, including the Sammy Keyes mysteries, Flipped, The Running Dream, Runaway, Wild Bird, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, Swear to Howdy, and Hope in the Mail, Reflections on Writing and Life. Ms. Van Draanen lives with her husband in California. Her hobbies include the “three R’s”: reading, running, and rock ’n’ roll. To read more about Wendelin Van Draanen’s books, please visit WendelinVanDraanen.com.

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Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Release Date: September 28, 2021
This diary of a runaway girl and her search for a home celebrates hope, resilience, and happy endings as only Wendelin Van Draanen, the author of Flipped and other acclaimed novels, can.   Holly has run away before, but this time she actually ge...
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Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Wendelin Van Draanen
Release Date: January 14, 2020
Want to write a novel? This book is the motivation you need! Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers.Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up ...
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Alex McKenna
Release Date: September 05, 2017
From the award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens....
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Wendelin Van Draanen, Tara Sands and Ryan Gesell
Release Date: January 10, 2017
This special audiobook of the classic he-said-she-said romantic comedy includes essays written and read by Wendelin Van Draanen.   The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not mu...
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: JB Adkins
Release Date: October 25, 2016
A fresh and funny story about a boy learning to become the brave hero of his own life, perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and The Fourteenth Goldfish.   My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain-rattlin’ gho...
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Laura Flanagan
Release Date: January 11, 2011
The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and lear...
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: June 08, 2010
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.Dave Sanchez, crime-fighting courier, has just been hande...
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: January 12, 2010
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.Dave Sanchez's most despised teacher, a gleeful frog diss...
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: May 26, 2009
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds."Don't move a muscle!" shouts a strangely clad crook in t...
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: February 10, 2009
The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.Dave Sanchez is an average boy with an after-school job a...