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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Holiday Recommendation from the Connecticut Library Consortium

December 12, 2012

Tags: Four Secrets

The Connecticut Library Consortium has recommended FOUR SECRETS as a Book for Holiday Giving. Hooray! See all the CLC's TOP PICK recommendations here

Wonderful school visits with FOUR SECRETS

December 3, 2012

Tags: FOUR SECRETS, School Visits

Last week visited South Elgin High School, Pleasantdale Middle School and Glencrest Middle School in the Chicago area. Hard to describe how it feels to have real students tell me that they were bullied and that my book helped them. Priceless. My thanks to all who helped organize these visits, teachers, librarians and Anderson Bookstore. But especially the young adults who welcomed me into their schools and their lives.