Kimberly Willis Holt

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of many award-winning novels, including Blooming at the Texas Sunrise MotelDear Hank Williams, The Water Seeker, My Louisiana Sky, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, as well as the forthcoming The Lost Boy's Gift. She is also the author of the popular Piper Reed chapter book series and several picture books. Holt has a grown daughter and lives with her husband, dog, and pet snail in Texas.