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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Penny Blubaugh  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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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.


'Blood and Flowers ' ALAN Review Pick, May 2011 'Serendipity Market ' Kirkus Reviews Best Book, 2009 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

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Blood & flowers /
ISBN: 0061728624. OCLC Number: 593622362

HarperTeen,. .

When the Outlaw Puppet Troupe is accused of various crimes by a vengeful critic, the members escape to the faerie world to avoid being incarcerated.

Serendipity market /
ISBN: 0061468754. OCLC Number: 226304654

HarperTeen,. .

When the world begins to seem unbalanced, Mama Inez calls ten storytellers to the Serendipity Market and, through the power of their magical tales, the balance of the world is corrected once again.