The ALAN Review hailed Shannon Hitchcock as "a new voice in historical fiction." She's the author of the Crystal Kite award-winning novel The Ballad of Jessie Pearl. Her second novel is Ruby Lee & Me, a nominee for the 2017-18 Nebraska Chapter Book Golden Sower Award, Pennsylvania's Keystone Award, Iowa Children's Choice Award, Japan's Sakura Medal, and Alaska’s Battle of the Books. Her third novel, One True Way was published by Scholastic. Shannon lives in Tampa, FL, and her website is http://www.shannonhitchcock.com.