STROUD, Bettye. American. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's nonfiction, Picture/board books. Career: Writer. Winder Middle Grade Schools, Winder, GA, media specialist, 1960-72; Barnett Shoals School, Athens, GA, media specialist, 1972-92. Teaches writing for children at University of Georgia, workshops, and conferences. Publications: Down Home at Miss Dessa's, 1996; Dance Y'All, 2001; The Leaving, 2001; The World's Wide Open, 2002; Patchwork Path, 2004; Reconstruction, 2005. Contributor of articles and book reviews to magazines.