Vijaya Khisty Bodach
Institute of Children's Literature, West Redding, CT. Book Course. 2009-2012. Instructor: Nancy Butts.
Institute of Children's Literature, West Redding, CT. Magazine Course. 2002-2004. Instructor: Patricia Calvert.
Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA., Fall 2000, Spring 2002. Instructor: Peggy King Anderson.
Western WA SCBWI Conferences and monthly meetings (including Whidbey Island) 2003-2011, Barbara Seuling's Writing Workshop in VT (2005), Writer's Workshop in Chautauqua, NY (2006) with Stephen Roxburgh as mentor.
Ph. D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. 1995. Thesis Advisor: Dr. Linda L. Randall.
B. Sc. in Microbiology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. 1987. Advisor: Dr. Kemet Spence
PUBLICATIONS (For a complete list, please contact me).
John Wiley & Sons: Contributor in This I Believe: On Motherhood (My Mother's Eggplant)
Capstone Press: 6 books on plant parts (Grades K-1); 4 books on graphing (Grades 1-3)
MacMillan-McGraw-Hill/Time for Kids: 1 book on the Physics of Toys (Grade 6)
Perfection Learning: 22 books, mostly on physical sciences (Grades K-3/4)
Literacy First/Trillium Publishing: 1 book, Squirrel Tails (Grade 1)
I have over 60 stories, poems and articles either published or pending publication in: ASK, Boys' Life, Boys' Quest, Bulletin, Children's Writer, Chinook, Cricket, Fun for Kidz, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch for Girls, Kahani, Kid Magazine Writers, Know, Institute of Children's Literature Rx for Writers, Ladybug, Odyssey, Once Upon A Time, Our Little Friend and Wee Ones Magazine.
Bylines Calendar 2009
First Grade Friends published in King County Poetry on Buses 2007 Dreams Anthology.
Educational Testing Service
"Emergency" places third in SCBWI-Carolinas writing contest, 2012
Cecil Murphy Scholarship to Write2Ignite Conference, Greeneville, SC, 2012
"Hands" gets SCBWI Letter of Merit, General SCBWI WIP Grant, 2006
Scholarship to Writers Workshop at Chautauqua, NY, 2006
Scholarship to the Barbara Seuling Manuscript Workshop, Vermont, 2005
"Driving Lessons" is Grand-Prize Winner in Contemporary Issues: Young Adult Short Fiction Contest put forth by Children’s Writer, Mar. 2005
"Come and Sit by My Side" places third in Pockets Fiction Contest, 2002
TEACHING / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Institute of Children's Literature (2008 to present)
Write 2 Ignite: Magazine Writing / Writing NF / Selling NF, March 2013
SCBWI Western Wa. Chapter: Work-for-Hire, April 2009
Univ. of Wa. Extension Class: Magazine Writing, Nov. 2008, Nov. 2009
SCBWI Western Wa. Chapter: Write for Children's Magazines, March 2008
SCBWI Bellingham Network: Tantalizing Truths, May 2007
Critique leader for nonfiction manuscripts, Great Critique 2009, 2010
Judge for SCBWI Magazine Merit Awards 2006
Judge for Carnation Elementary School Reflections Program 2005
Class visits at Divine Redeemer Catholic School, 2012-2014
Class visit at Christ our King/Stella Maris, 2012
Rosa Parks Elementary, Family Reading Night, March 2007
Class visits on Science and Writing at Emily Dickinson Elem. and Rosa Parks Elem. (2005-2010)
Redmond Reporter, Nov. 2007.
Wee Ones Magazine, July/Aug. 2005
Plant Pathology, Bacterial Physiology and Genetics, Virology, Chemistry, Oncology.
Publications in Journal of Bacteriology and Journal of Biological Chemistry.
My email is: Vijaya at VijayaBodach dot com (replace at with @ and dot with . and skip all the spaces)