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When I was little, my Polish grandpa took me for walks through the alleys of Chicago. I would collect treasures—rubber bands and marbles, perfectly good pencils, maple leaves and robins’ eggs—and take them home to put in a box under my bed. I think that’s what being a writer is like. The treasures I collect now are bits of information, fantasies, memories, and imaginings, and I take them and put them in a story.

I write historical fiction, novels that may be about made up characters and events but take place in a real time or place. In 2016, my first book of fantasy was published, Grayling's Song. I've also contributed short stories to two anthologies, Totally Middle School and Been There, Done That.

Totally Middle School Midwife's Apprentice   Grayling's Song
         
Catherine, Called Birdy   Will Sparrow's Road Alchemy and Meggy Swann
         
Been There, Done That Ballad of Lucy Whipple Matilda Bone
         
Rodzina Loud Silence of Francine Green
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