Born in Metuchen, New Jersey. Moved to Ojai, California, when I was 15. BA and MA from University of California, Santa Barbara. Taught high school in Oahu, taught writing at UCSB for 25 years. Married to Jack Hobbs. One daughter, two grandsons. Published half a dozen short stories before writing Call It A Gift (U of Nevada Press). Twelve middle-grade and YA novels with FSG.
Lucy In The Sky, Frances Foster Books, Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 2010
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
writing, golf, traveling, yoga, classical music, gardening, poetry, hiking
Operation Smile, Direct Relief International
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