I write fantasy/adventure novels for middle grade readers: The Owl Keeper (2010), The Scorpions of Zahir (2012) and, coming in July 2013, The Glass Puzzle, all published by Delacorte Press/Random House. The Scorpions of Zahir, called “a wild ride indeed” by Kirkus, has been compared to Indiana Jones (Booklist) and Treasure Island (VOYA). I studied creative writing at Emerson College and have worked as a journalist, editor and teacher. My husband Peter and I divide our time between Gloucester, Massachusetts and Deer Isle, Maine, and can be found most winters in Buenos Aires. I’m passionate about traveling to distant corners of the world, both in books and in reality.