American author of children’s literature and youthful mature fiction. Her well-known titles are the Ideal Shot, Ghost Soldier, as well as the Edgar Award-winning Counterfeit Boy. Among her early functions, Ghost Cadet, received a Virginia Condition Reading Association Honor. Many of her youthful adult books, including Simon Says and Picture Ideal, feature homosexual protagonists. She co-wrote many biographies with her armed service historian spouse Arthur Alphin. Among her novels, Competition of your time, features the spirits of two princes murdered by Ruler Richard III.