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

Thanksgiving With Me

November 22, 2011

Tags: picture books, writing process, Michigan

Ah, Thanksgiving. Time of gratitude and feasting. "Again we will call them in from the sea, again they'll have Thanksgiving with Me!" My 2011 Thanksgiving will be quiet and restful with my beloved husband as we head up north, just the two of us, to the Traverse area. We've done this before when our children (more…)

Four Secrets

November 13, 2011

Tags: Four Secrets, autobiographical short stories.

Am I fifteen in this photo? Or thirty-five?
THE PACT is now FOUR SECRETS, a much better title I think. Today I am rewriting the final chapter for a more powerful ending. It is a little like working in a secret laboratory, trying to get a magic potion just right. I am so lucky to have a perceptive editor for this project. (more…)