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


December 30, 2011

Tags: autobiographical short stories, writing, writing process

I had hoped to finish a first draft of a novel-in-stories, but the month of December was filled with tasks and programs and holiday concerns that took me away from a solid writing schedule. That's okay. I am about two-thirds finished with this new project, tentatively titled HOW SHE LEFT. Now it will take (more…)

Christmas Gifts

December 6, 2011

Tags: Christmas, picture books

Joyeux Noel!
Tomorrow is the first of several video conference presentations of my Christmas book, A Clever Beatrice Christmas. I have been doing this in December for the past five years and every year the opportunity becomes more precious and meaningful. I share my life as a writer with listening children and also share the French (more…)