By providing our children with great literature we can nurture the readers, writers, and thinkers of the future. Although writing for kids is a lot of fun, it should not be taken lightly. They demand entertainment, and we must provide it, but they also deserve real art — literature that is deep, fresh, beautiful, and challenging.
~ Molly Beth Griffin

Poetry chapbook pre-sale is open!

by admin on October 31, 2017

I have a small collection of poems coming out with Finishing Line Press in early 2018, and the print run is based on advance sales. So if you would like a copy of this little book of poems about the challenges of motherhood and the small moments of beauty that get us through each day, it would help me hugely if you would pre-order it now. They are for sale on Finishing Line’s website here, and will ship in February. (After the pub date they will be available on Amazon, and I will have some copies to sell myself.) Thank you for your support!



Join me for a QUEER YA reading & celebration – October 8th

September 21, 2017

To culminate my grant project, I’m coordinating a HUGE event with Second Story & Queer Voices. There will be tons of local authors reading, a panel discussion, and a reception with book sales by Addendum. Sunday, October 8th, 2pm @ The Loft Literary Center We’ve got ASL interpreters on board! Please let me know if […]

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Listen to Your Mother!

March 9, 2017

I am honored to be included in the cast of this year’s Listen to Your Mother Twin Cities show! The show will take place on May 4th at 7pm at the Riverview Theater. I’m told tickets sell out quickly, so get yours here ASAP. Save Save Save

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New Kid Lit Diversity Graphic Goes VIRAL

September 20, 2016

I’m so excited, friends, that I was involved in the creation of this new image, with illustrator David Huyck and scholar Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, depicting the lack of representation of characters from diverse backgrounds in children’s literature. In the first three days the blog post got over 30,000 hits. We hope this image helps […]

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RHODA has been nominated for a STAR OF THE NORTH AWARD!

April 21, 2016

I was the “mystery guest” at the announcement event last night at Mackin, and got to speak to a room full of enthusiastic teachers and librarians and kids and parents, sign a ton of books, and help celebrate the MN Youth Reading Awards. I’m told that somewhere in the ballpark of 42,000 kids will read […]

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