Selected Works

A Rather Adult Young Adult Novel, 2014
A Young Adult novel, 2012
Adults and Young Adults
A 2010 Green Earth Book Awards Honor Book
Younger Readers
A new twist to a very old story. Beautifully illustrated by Heather Solomon.
A tall tale from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Winner of the 2002 Charlotte Zolotow Award for best writing in a picture book. Available in hardcover and paperback.
Works in Progress
A middle grade novel
A collection of essays about Fairy Tales

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Transformations in Writing


July 30, 2011

Tags: new novel, writing

Epigram for the new novel: "Dreams are the touchstones of our character." Henry David Thoreau

I am nervous about my newly finished novel relying so heavily on the character's ongoing nightmares. It seems a tricky conceit, and one that is easy for writers to abuse. However, it is crucial to the plot that my (more…)

A Continuation of Moths and Metamorphoses

July 16, 2011

Tags: writing, Summer of Silk Moths, The Pact, Bella's voice, Michigan Gwen Frostic Award

Moths and Metamorphoses is the blog I started with the publication of A SUMMER OF SILK MOTHS in 2009. I am now starting a new record of my observations, projects and concerns as a writer in the process of tranforming (more…)