John Newbery Honor Book
Edgar Award Winner for Best MysterY
China Times Best Book Award
(For a complete list of awards & recognition, click here.)
A sister lost. A body found. The truth buried.
Everyone assumes the worst when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentified body wearing Agatha's blue-green dress.
Except her sister, Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agathat home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.
From Amy Timberlake comes a journey filled with adventure and mystery -- set against the thunderous beating wings of wild pigeons.
One Came HomE begins like this...
So it comes to this, I remember thinking on Wednesday, June 7, 1871. The date sticks in my mind because it was the day of my sister's first funeral and I knew it wasn't her last -- which was why I left. That's the long and short of it.
But surely, you'd rather hear the long than the short.
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Adapted for stage
Lifeline theatre (Chicago, IL)
Newbery honor Weekend
American Library Association (Las vegas, Nv)
What a surprise and what an honor! It also gave me an opportunity to meet so many educators, librarians and passionate readers. Wow! I tell you, this event was pure pleasure.
What follows is a photo spread I made of the event, and two videos I made for the ALA Newbery Banquet. Enjoy!
Edgar Award Ceremony
Mystery Writers of America (New york city, NY)
I spotted Bill Cunningham, hung out with a lot of writers (a treat!) and met the all the talented people at Random House/Knopf that worked on One Came Home. I loved this event! (Click on the starling for the award announcement video.)