Margery Cuyler

Meet Margery Cuyler:

“I have always written stories, ever since I learned how to write. My creative wacky family, most of whom are artists, actors, storytellers, and writers, helped me along.  My childhood was never dull. I grew up in the oldest house in Princeton, New Jersey with eight siblings. Most of my childhood was spent playing Charades, Hide-and-go-Seek, Monopoly, and Chess along with writing and performing plays. My parents read aloud to us every night. There was a legend that a Hessian ghost haunted our house during the Revolutionary War.  My house was used as an army barracks during the Battle of Princeton and even though we didn’t believe in ghosts, many people told us these stories which inspired one of my books, The Battlefield Ghost.  Because of my love for stories and children, I wanted to write children’s books and edit them. I’ve been lucky to do both.  I worked for 21 years as Editor-in-Chief of Holiday House, Henry Holt, Golden Books, and Winslow Press. Presently I am the Editorial Director at Marshall Cavendish. It allows me to work at home part of the week, and I’m still able to squeeze in some writing time. I live in Princeton, New Jersey, in the same house where I grew up with my husband and two sons.” —from

          “As an author of over thirty children’s books she showed off her passion for children and literature and left us with this quote.  ” I think storytelling is an act of love. Children’s books are carrying the storytelling for our whole culture, and that is an awesome responsibility.” ”  THANK YOU MRS. CUYLER YOU ARE THE COOLEST!!— from Newton Elementary Library
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