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

Quick Links

Transformations in Writing

Short story published at Literary Mama

May 17, 2013

Tags: How she left, autobiographical short stories, autobiographical short stories.

The first story of my novel told in stories has been published at Literary Mama.com.
The story is titled "Simple Addition." The novel, which I was calling HOW SHE LEFT, is now titled ADDITIONS.

Here is the link.

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…)