Selected Works

A 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 new YA novel
A collection of essays about Fairy Tales

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June 4, 2012

Tags: Summer of Silk Moths, Girl of the Limberlost, writing life

Holding a portrait of Gene Stratton Porter
Happy, happy at Moth Fest. All mothy and mothery.

Return to Limberlost

June 4, 2012

Tags: Summer of Silk Moths, Girl of the Limberlost, writing life

Last weekend I was invited to Geneva, Indiana to be part of a moth festival at the Limberlost State Historic Site, the homestead where Gene Stratton Porter actually wrote both GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST and FRECKLES. There I spoke about moths, my love for GOTL, my Michigan childhood, and my 2009 novel A SUMMER OF SILK MOTHS. (more…)