Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: A LaFaye

Genre: Fiction History

Born: 1970 in Hudson, Wisconsin



Illinois Connection

LaFaye lives in Greenville. Her second novel ''Edith Shay'' takes place in Chicago (among other settings). Her fourth novel ''Nissa's Place'' takes place in Chicago and a fictioinal town in LA.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alexandria LaFaye is a children's author and speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences. She also presents professional development programs for teachers and teaches creative writing at Greenville College in Illinois where she's also the advisor of their school newspaper, ''The Papyrus''. She has also taught children's literature in the summer graduate program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Worth"""

-- *Scott O'Dell Award

-- *Nominated, Rebecca Caudill


-- """Walking Home to Rosie Lee"""

-- *Teachers Choice, IRA


-- """The Strength of Saints"""

-- *Notable Book, Smithsonian Institute


-- """Year of the Sawdust Man"""

-- *Best Books of the Year, Bank Street