Longhand: The Rise and Fall and Rise of My Career as a Children's Book Author, a Memoir


Jenny of the Tetons {SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Fiction, 1989}

The Legend of Jimmy Spoon

Earthquake at Dawn {California Commonwealth Award for Juvenile Fiction; ALA Best Book for YA}


The Stowaway: A Tale of California Pirates {Parents Magazine Best Pick for 1995}

SCHOLASTIC, Dear America Series:

The Winter of Red Snow: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart—Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777

Cannons at Dawn: The Second Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart—Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1779

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Diary of Hattie Campbell—The Oregon Trail, 1847

The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West—Utah Territory, 1868

SCHOLASTIC, Royal Diaries Series:

Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt 57 B.C.   

AMAZON, new Royal Diaries releases:

Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia 1743

Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France 1136

AMAZON, new Dear America release:

Seeds of Hope—The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild—California Territory, 1849

The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868

AMAZON, new My America releases: Hope’s Revolutionary War Diaries:

#1 Five Smooth Stones

#2 We Are Patriots

#3 When Freedom Comes

AMAZON, new Cabin Creek Mysteries releases:

 #1 The Secret of Robber’s Cave

 #2 Clue at the Bottom of the Lake

 #3 The Legend of Skull Cliff

 #4 The Haunting of Hillside School

  #5 Blizzard on Blue Mountain

 #6: The Secret of the Junkyard Shadow

 #7: The Phantom of Hidden Horse Ranch

#8: The Case of the Spying Drone

#9: Danger on Lost Island

#10: The Shadow at Shark Cove

AMAZON, new Prairie River releases:

#1 A Journey of Faith

#2 A Grateful Harvest

#3 Winter Tidings

#4 Hope Springs Eternal

AMAZON, new releases:

Bronte’s Book Club

Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express

Stalked: Danger and Fury, Ellis Island 1912

Madame Mustache and the Boys of Bodie {formerly titled Orphan Runaways--Scholastic}.

Nugget: The Wildest, Most Heartbreakin'est Mining Town in the West {the 2010 Idaho choice for the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Library of Congress.}