Patricia Hermes

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You Shouldn't Have to Say Goobye
From the moment thirteen-year-old Sarah hugs her mom on that dreary afternoon, it's clear that something is terribly wrong.
Emma Dilemma and the Two Nannies
Emma tumbles into a new dilemma with another of her wild plans. “Outlandish but heartfelt plans... Subplot strongly developed as well.“
--School Library Journal
Emma Dilemma and the New Nanny
Emma doesn’t really mean to get into trouble. But she manages to do so very well indeed. “Solutions that leave everyone pleased.”
--School Library Journal

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Patricia Hermes is the author of almost fifty books for readers from early middle grades through young adult, as well as two nonfiction books for adults. Her books have won many awards and recognitions: American Library Association Best Book, Smithsonian Notable Book, C.S. Lewis Honor Book, Ira Children's Choice, as well as many state awards, four of them for the novel,You Shouldn't Have to Say Goodbye.

As a lecturer and speaker at schools and libraries, she engages her audience with her lively presentations, underscoring key qualities of good writing, and, of course, good rewriting. (She has been known to revise her books ten times!) She has researched and written six historical novels in the Scholastic Dear America/My America series. Some of her historical fiction:

--The Starving Time

--Westward to Home

--A Perfect Place

--The Wild Year

--Season of Promise

--Our Strange New Land

--The Brothers' War

--Salem Witch

Other novels include:

--Summer Secrets

--Mama, Let's Dance

--You Shouldn't Have to Say Goodbye

--Kevin Corbett Eats Flies

--When Snow Lay Soft on the Mountain

--Christmas Magic

Two nonfiction:

-- A Time to Listen -- Preventing Youth Suicide

-- The Self Sabotage Cycle (co-authored with Dr. Stanley Rosner.)

Updated September 1st, 2018


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