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WELCOME

Hello and welcome to my website.  Check out my featured publications.

 

ABOUT

My grandfather was the family storyteller and I grew up listening to him tell the same stories over and over, but 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 for the words as he did - waiting for them to all fall onto the page and magically 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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CONTACT

Get in touch with me for more information about my previous publications and upcoming releases.

 

Vermont, USA

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