website and read a terrific interview!
Some of her other books for children include:
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's (2012)
Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina - that is, until
Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella,
who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she
wants him for a pet. Then there's Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the
pigeon in their barn keeping company with a little brown dog that barks all
night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle of Mutt Raynard's head, but he's the
town liar, so no one believes him. And when Stella's brother Levi and his
scabby-kneed, germ-infested friends notice the pigeon, they join the chase, too.
Meanwhile, across town, Mr. Mineo has one less homing pigeon than he used to...
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester (2010)
After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.
The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis (2009)
In Fayette, South Carolina, the highlight of Popeye's summer is learning vocabulary words with his grandmother until a motor home gets stuck nearby and Elvis, the oldest boy living inside, joins Popeye in finding the source of strange boats floating down the creek.
Greetings from Nowhere (2008)
In North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains, a troubled boy and his mother, a happy family seeking adventure, a man and his lonely daughter, and the widow who must sell the run-down motel that has been her home for decades, meet and are transformed by their shared experiences.
How to Steal a Dog: a Novel (2007)
Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town after their father leaves them virtually penniless, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation and unwilling to accept her overworked mother's calls for patience, persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer.