About The Author

Taken from the book Wolf by the Ears.



Ann Rinaldi is a well-known young adult writer with a strong interest in American history. Two of her previous historical novels, Time Enough for Drums and The Last Silk Dress, were ALA best books for young adults. Ms. Rinaldi credits her son’s interest in history with sparking her own, and the two are avid participants in historical reenactments.


A prize-winning newspaper columnist with The Trentonian in New Jersey, Ann Rinaldi lives with her husband in Somerville. She is the mother of two and is now the proud grandmother of Michael.