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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Penny Blubaugh  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://pennyblubaugh.com/
-- Penny Blubaugh on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=penny+blubaugh


Illinois Connection

Blubaugh currently lives in Chicago and is a librarian at the Eisenhower Public Library District in Harwood Heights, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Penny Blubaugh is a writer, librarian, and former flight instructor. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College, where she studied with Chris Lynch, Jack Gantos, and Ron Koertge.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Serendipity Market
ISBN: 0061468754

HarperTeen. 2009

When Toby breathes on Mama Inez's bird-shaped invitations, giving them the power to fly, plans for the Serendipity Market begin. Soon, eleven honored guests travel from afar and make their way to the storytellers' tent to share their stories. Each tale proves what Mama Inez knows—that magic is everywhere. Sometimes it shows itself subtly—a ray of sun glinting on a gold coin, or a girl picking a rose without getting pricked by the thorn—and sometimes it makes itself known with trumpets and fireworks. But when real magic is combined with the magic of storytelling, it can change the world.

This is a breathtaking debut novel written with elegance and grace.

Blood & Flowers
ISBN: 0061728624

HarperTeen. 2011

Three years ago, Persia ran awayfrom her drug-addict parents and found a homewith the Outlaws, an underground theatertroupe. This motley band of mortals and fey,puppeteers and actors, becomes the lovingfamily Persia never had, and soon Persia notonly discovers a passion for theater but also fallsin love with Nicholas, one of the other Outlaws.Life could not be more perfect.

Until an enemy with a grudge makesan unfair accusation against the group andforces them to flee the mortal world and hidein the neighboring realm of Faerie. But inFaerie, all is not flowers and rainbows—withbloodthirsty trolls, a hostile monarchy, anda dangerous code of magic, the fey world isnot quite the safe haven the Outlaws hadhoped for. And they must decide what’s moreimportant: protecting their right to performor protecting themselves.

From critically acclaimed author PennyBlubaugh comes this mesmerizing tale offamily, faeries, and finding a place to call home.


Awards

Blood and Flowers

  • ALAN Review Pick, May 2011
  • Serendipity Market

  • Kirkus Reviews Best Book, 2009
  • 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

    Speaking Engagements

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