Photo taken at Old World Wisconsin by photographer Loyd Heath. Photo edited by Scott Meeker.


I write fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children. The Chloe Ellefson mysteries are for adults. The seventh, A Memory of Muskets from Midnight Ink Books, has just been released and is already in its second printing! My latest nonfiction book, A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, is from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. My 20th American Girl book (and 35th published work) arrives in February. Readers make all this possible, and I'm very grateful!