I spent my childhood reading and taking long car trips. I sold her first book, to Margaret K. McElderry, in 1989. My twelve middle-grade and YA novels since then have included nominees for major awards for the mystery and western genres. The Ghost Sitter won the William Allan White Award for Best Book for 3-5th graders in 2004. Switching Well has been used in many Texas classrooms to support the 7th-grade Texas history curriculum.
I live in San Antonio with my husband and two cats.
Caroline accepts delivery of a painting that turns out to be a magical booby trap. Her stepbrother Hector's attempt to rescue her ends with them both picking their way among labyrinthine paths beset by mythical (but far from unreal!) monsters.