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Penny Blubaugh

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers


Selected Titles

Blood & flowers /
ISBN: 0061728624 OCLC: 593622362

HarperTeen, New York : ©2011.

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: 226304654

HarperTeen, New York : ©2009.

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.