I’ve always been a reader.
And I’ve always wanted to be a writer.
I feel lucky that I get to do what
I’ve always wanted to do.

Dori Hillestad Butler is a chapter book series and mystery author who is eager to share her love of story with readers of all ages. She’s written magazine stories, educational materials, plays, book reviews, characters for a board game, and by the end of 2017 she will have published 52 books for kids, including 10 that were “ghostwritten.” She’s been nominated for children’s choice awards in 19 different states, and her Trading Places with Tank Talbott won Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award in 2008. Her Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy won the 2011 Edgar Award for the best juvenile mystery published in 2010.

Find out more about her here.