NEWS - The site has been updated with
the most recent books, and Reviews!
Thanks for visiting my site. I hope that it is helpful to you. Also, thank you
for being a faithful reader and I hope you continue to enjoy my books. I like
to think when I am writing, that there are lots of young people out there waiting
for the next Ann Rinaldi book. It keeps me going. So enjoy and good luck!
-- Ann Rinaldi
About the Author
Award winning writer, Ann Rinaldi, most known for her historical fiction,
has authored over a dozen young adult novels. Ann first became interested
in studying American history when her son became active in Revolutionary
War re-enactments when he was in high school. Writing historical fiction
has since then become a passion for Ann Rinaldi. She spends a great deal
of time researching the historical periods in which her novels take place
to insure the accuracy of the settings and draws from her own life experiences
to develop the realism of her characters. The conflicts which her protagonists
face reflect concerns common to young adults, past and present.
Ann Rinaldi explains, "I write young adult novels because I like writing them.
But, as with my first book, I don't write for young people. I just write.
Real life, as I know it, as I've learned it to be from my newspaper
experience and own past, goes into my books. I draw all my characters
fully, give my adults as many problems and as much dimension as the young
protaganist. I give my readers good writing, literary writing. My books have
been praised for the strength of my characters and my dialogue. "