Newbery Medal-winning historical fiction writer who became known for the 1995 book The Midwife’s Apprentice as well as the 1994 book Catherine, Called Birdy. She gained degrees in British and Greek from Stanford and received her master’s level in individual behavior. Her 1997 reserve, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, gained the John and Patricia Beatty Award. She was created in Chicago, Illinois. She proved helpful as the adjunct teacher for the Museum Research Section at John F. Kennedy School until 1996, when she made a decision to write regular.