Gail Shepherd’s debut middle grade novel, The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins publishes March 2019 from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin. In a starred review, Kirkus called Lyndie B. “A storytelling wonder,” and the novel is a Junior Library Guild selection. Gail received her creative M.A. from the University of Florida in poetry. She has written comic serial magazine stories, co-published her own biweekly newspaper, and worked extensively in the K-12 education industry, supporting teachers and schools. She’s a fourth generation Floridian on her mother’s side, and she lives in South Florida now with her little family, two dogs, and an awful lot of mosquitos. You can visit Gail online at GailShepherdauthor.com.