Dowell F Oroark

Frances O'Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Award; Where I'd Want to Be; The Secret Language of Girls and its sequels The Sort of Friends We Used to Be and The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away; Chicken Boy; Shooting the Moon, which won the Christopher Medal; the Phineas L. Franklin Award; the Phineas L. Franklin Award; and the Phine The Sam the Man series, the MacGuire series, Falling In, the critically acclaimed The Second Life of Abigail Walker, Anyone Shining, Ten Miles Past Normal, Trouble the Water, and, most recently, the MacGuire series She resides in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons. is where you can find her online.