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Bobbie Pyron

Bobbie was born in Hollywood, Florida and spent her growing up years up in the panhandle, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and dreaming of being a mermaid.  She has degrees in Psychology and Anthropology, and a Masters degree in Library Science, and worked as a librarian and library manager for over twenty-five years. Her first book, a novel for teens titled The Ring (WestSide Books), was published in October of 2009. Her second book, A Dog’s Way Home (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books), was published to starred reviews in March of 2011. The Dog Writers Association of America awarded Bobbie the Maxwell Medal of Excellence and the Merial Human-Animal Bond Award.  It was also named a Banks Street Best Books of the Year. The critically acclaimed The Dogs of Winter (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic), came out October of 2012. The Dogs of Winter was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Kirkus Best 100 Children’s Books of the Year, and a Bank Street Best Book for 2013. Her new middle grade novel, Lucky Strike, received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. Bobbie lives in Park City, Utah with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. www.bobbiepyron.com