Pat Schmatz

Pat  Schmatz

Mrs. Schmatz, Mrs. Schmatz, Mrs. Schmatz, Mrs. Schmatz, Mrs. Schmatz, Mrs. Schmatz Estronsky and the UFO, Mousetraps, and Circle the Truth, which was voted a Best Children's Book of the Year by Bank Street College. For Bluefish, she received the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship in 2010. I started with Travis, a loner with a loving heart and an eye for beauty, she says of the book. He was enamored with the woods and swamp and had no wish to leave.

When Velveeta's bright scarves got his--and mine--attention, the three of us embarked on a journey into the realm of possibility. Pat Schmatz comes from a little town in Wisconsin.