I am a writer, professor, wife, gardener, mother, kayaker, friend, grandmother, knitter. I like to putter with my hands--to make things or dig things or fix things or cook things. Warning: I am also a pretty good liar--a fiction writer has to be! But I can also tell the truth. For my newest book, which is true...look for BEAR SEASON published by Autumn House Press.
Eleven-year-old Tyler Stoudt starts sixth grade off on the wrong foot. She has Ms. Custer, the toughest teacher in school, who has announced that the schoolwork for the year will revolve around one project: a family tree. Tyler doesn't have a family tree--she has only Papa. As Papa said, her family tree was "chop down and burnt up. " But Tyler decides to do her best on the family tree project.