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
2011 Junior Library Guild selection
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.
Here Lies Linc. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (a division of Random House), NY, NY, 2011.