Author of almost 300 books, most fairy tales and fantasy (and sfnal poetry) Yolen has been called "The Hans Christian Andersen of America. She has won two Nebulas for short fiction, the Caldecott Medal, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Kerlan medal, 3 Mythopoeic Awards, 2 Christopher Medals,and dozens of other awards. She has been given five honorary doctorates for the body of her work. She speaks on writing, on folklore, on fairy tales, on Arthurian matters, on feminist fantasy, on children's literature, on storytelling, on editing. Her fees range from $3000 plus expenses for major talks, and negotiable otherwise.