Comments from the author about writing:
All of my ideas in writing for middle grade readers (ages 10 to 14) have been inspired by bits and pieces from history--old letters, newspaper articles, or historical photographs. In my presentations for young readers, I try to bring fascinating pieces of history alive by showing the trail of primary sources that I've followed to create my stories.
Literary awards received and date received:
2004 Society of School Librarians International Book Award
Nominated for the Children's Choice Award in seven states: Virginia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Kansas, Indiana and Missouri
A Book Sense Summer 2006 Children's Pick
A Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year (2006)
An NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (2006)
Here Lies Linc
Book Types: Fiction, Nonfiction
Audience Types: Children, Young Adult
Genres: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes
Author Web site URL: deliaray.com
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books By This Author
A Nation Torn: The Story of How the Civil War Began, EP Dutton/Lodestar Books, NY, NY, 1990.
Behind the Blue and Gray: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War, EP Dutton/Lodestar Books, NY, NY, 1991.
Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story, Clarion Books (Division of Houghton Mifflin), NY, NY, 2003.
Singing Hands, Clarion Books (A Division of Houghton Mifflin), NY, NY, 2006.