Katherine Ayres

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Katherine Ayres is the author of ten books for children and teenagers. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA where she teaches writing to graduate students and Chatham University.

At age 19 she appeared on the TV show, To Tell the Truth--as a liar. "It was good practice for becoming a fiction writer," she says. "These days I have to make up stuff all the time. And I like it!"

Then, as now, Ayres was a convincing story spinner--members of the panel believed her impersonation as young readers believe and enjoy her characters today.

To get to know Katherine better, visit her website (www.katherineayres.com) and her blog (katherineayres.blogspot.com).
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During the first ten weeks of 2014 I’ve made four different journeys; three lasted five days and one lasted eight.  This meant I spent about a third of my time away from home.  I traveled by plane and during January, February, and March we had ongoing intense winter conditions.  For me, air travel plus weather, equals worry. 
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Published on April 01, 2014 16:20
Average rating: 3.86 · 3,611 ratings · 373 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Silver Dollar Girl

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Family Tree

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Matthew's Truck

3.64 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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A Long Way

3.43 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2003
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“Sometimes you make a sacrifice for what you believe,even if it hurts you your whole life.”
Katherine Ayres, Family Tree

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