September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Sneed Collard

Montana author Sneed B. Collard III graduated with honors in marine biology from U.C. Berkeley and earned a masters degree in scientific instrumentation from U.C. Santa Barbara. Since beginning his writing career, he has written more than seventy award-winning nonfiction and fiction books for young people including Animal Dads, The Prairie Builders, Teeth and Shep—Our Most Loyal Dog. His newest nonfiction book, Fire Birds—Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests, examines the importance of fires and burned forests to birds and Western forest ecosystems. So far, it has been honored as a Junior Library Guild Selection and has received numerous starred reviews. Sneed is also the author of seven acclaimed novels including Double Eagle, the Slate Stephens Mysteries series and the tween time-travel thriller Dog 4491. In 2006, Sneed was honored with the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Award for Nonfiction. His books continue to be regular features on “best of” lists and are particularly sought-after for Common Core studies and reluctant readers.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 11

3:30pm MDT