I have written over 80 books for K-YA. Many are titles in my middle grade series: American Diaries, Survival, and Hoofbeats. The Unicorn's Secret and The Faeries' Promise series are for young readers.
((excerpts are up on http://www.kathleenduey.com))
Dark, atypical fantasy for teens and adults is my new love. My first YA novel,Skin Hunger, was a 2007 National Book Award finalist. Sacred Scars was released in 2009. The third book in the trilogy is finished and in the production process now.
I have sago palms--apparently both males. Because I have never seen anything like this one before. She lives in the gardens around the Alamo. Isn't she a beauty....in an odd, creature-from-the-Pleistocene kind of way.