As a child, [link: Sara Pennypacker] had dreams of playing shortstop for the Red Sox, and when that dream didn’t come true she moved on to painting watercolors. Sara was a serious painter for many years before becoming an author for children and adults. She began writing children’s books while she was homeschooling her children and spending many hours in public libraries. She currently lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts and her two children are now grown. Sara has written a book for adults called My Enemy’s Cradle under the name Sara Young. She has written several books for children including the enormously popular Clementine series. Her new book, Sparrow Girl, will be released in 2009.