About the Author

Patty Pfitsch's literary debut occurred in second grade with "Home Safety," a play she wrote and performed for her class. That was also the year she made up a huge story for "show and tell" of her fantastic spring vacation branding cattle on an Oklahoma cattle ranch. She knew she'd discovered the power of writing when she saw that her classmates all believed her!

She writes short nonfiction and fiction for numerous magazines, including Cricket, Highlights for Children and Children's Writer. She is also the author of two novels for young people, Keeper of the Light and The Deeper Song, both published by Simon & Schuster. Her first picture book, Westward to Oregon was released by Rigby Educational Publishers.

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