"About" from the Independent Publishers Group Fall 2018 Catalog
It has opened my imagination to limitless possibilities in solving the problems of life. It has encouraged compassion, humor, wonder and a belief in the importance of small acts carrying forward in unexpected ways.
I'm currently finishing final edits on a middle reader called Sarahsaurus about an 11-year-old girl who returns to the Badlands to dig up the bone her grandmother promised to help her find, and with the help of grandma's two grouchy friends digs up something more important. I'll be starting the illustrations this week.
I'm especially fond of Katie McKy's Pumpkin Town for the poetry of the prose and the deep and tender message of community.
I was not a reader until I entered Woodward Park Junior High School and a librarian tricked me into reading, and then tricked me again into reading something beyond science fiction. I've been wary of and deeply appreciative of librarians ever since.
A pilot. I suspect that they have the best office view in the world.
I love flying gliders. I recently flew my glider from Minnesota to Missouri, pausing during the trip to thermal with a bald eagle.
Marion Dane Bauer, who is a brilliant writer and a genuinely kind and good person.