the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor Book, Hattie Big
Sky. Her passion for historical fiction continues with two new
titles: The Fences Between Us, and The Friendship Doll.
She is also the co-author, along with Mary Nethery, of two
award-winning nonfiction picture books: Two Bobbies: A True Story
of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and Nubs: The
True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle.