Young adult fiction author who penned the Dear America, Royal Diaries, and Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Her stand-alone novels include Blood Secret, True North, and Hawksmaid.
She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English. She went on to study early childhood education at Wheelock College.
Her popular Guardians of Ga'Hoole series inspired a 2010 animated film of the same name.
She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her longtime partner was
Her book series inspired the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, an animated film featuring the voice of Hugo Weaving .