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I grew up listening to my grandfather tell his favorite stories over and over- always with a new twist or surprise ending. I was fascinated by the rhythm of his words, the dance of his characters and those long quiet pauses from which all his stories seemed to emerge.

When I started writing my own stories, I found that I was listening as my grandfather did. In the silence, words came, images appeared, characters arrived. And, if I paused long enough, the words and images and characters began to dance together and weave themselves into a tale.  

Eventually I sent some of those stories out into the world and they found a home among young adult readers.  Bird, Looking For Lucy Buick, Harmony, Black Angels and Night Flying, which won the Delacorte Press Prize at Random House Children's Books. 

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them!

And...check out my latest writing on the Shorts and Poems page!

Books On Shelf

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"

Hans Christian Andersen



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