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Cats, Dogs, and Mysteries—Oh, My!

Sep 24, 2012

Author Martha Freeman insists she’s only good at a few things: parallel parking, typing fast, making piecrust…and telling stories. And, she says, she especially likes to write books about everyday girls and everyday lives.

Martha’s second book, The Year My Parents Ruined My life, was about a 12-year-old girl’s move from sunny California to snowy Pennsylvania. Martha was inspired to write it after uprooting her own family from California to Pennsylvania and seeing how the move affected her oldest daughter, Sylvie.

Sometimes Martha writes about not-so-everyday girls. In The Case of the Rock ’n’ Roll Dog, the main characters are two daughters of a president living in the White House. Sound familiar? Perhaps, except here, Cammie and Tessa’s mom is the president!

Find out more about Martha’s experiences as a Girl Scout growing up (she learned to ice skate backward and earned lots of badges), plus how pets—cats and dogs!—play an important part in all her stories on The Studio.