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Glen is the author of Next Stop, a memoir based on her May 2009 Washington Post Magazine feature story about parenting an autistic child to adulthood and then learning to let go, from AmyEinhornBooks/Putnam. Next Stop is a Summer 2012 Barnes&Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick and Penguin's 2012 Book Club Pick for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Glen is also the recipient of the 2012 Dean's Medal for Leadership Excellence in Communication from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism.

A former TV news reporter, Glen's freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Family Circle, Autism Speaks, Babble.com, American Magazine, Revolution, A Cup of Comfort and the East Coast Women's Anthology. A featured autism advocate in various news outlets, including NPR and CNN, she is also the author of The Sweetgrass Code, The Inside of an Egg, and the play, Changing Places: A Kid’s View of Shelter Living. She is the recipient of the Southeastern Writers Association Best Fiction award and a Noted Writer from the 2005 and 2006 Boston Fiction Festivals. She received her MFA from American University in Washington, DC, where she has taught writing. Glen is a Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Casa Libre in Tucson.