An brief introduction to Jeanette Ingold and her writing
Jeanette Ingold is the author of short stories and novels that ask young adult readers to explore lives beyond their own.
Her seventh book, new from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is PAPER DAUGHTER. Framed by the changing world of journalism today, PAPER DAUGHTER is a story that reaches back to the immigration laws of the Exclusion Era and to the Chinatown of Seattle’s past.
Her other novels include HITCH, which tells of teens in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. It received a Christopher Award and was a Society of School Librarians International Best Book, and was selected for the 2009-2010 We the People Bookshelf, a National Endowment for the Humanities project done in conjunction with the American Library Association.
Jeanette’s novel, THE BIG BURN, about the 1910 wildfires that swept the Northwest, was a Montana Book Award Honor Book and Western Writers of America Spur winner.
Her contemporary novels include MOUNTAIN SOLO, about a gifted musician, and Jeanette’s first book, THE WINDOW, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and an International Reading Association Young Adults’ Choice.
Jeanette was born in New York to a family of Texans and grew up knowing both Dallas and Long Island, where she was raised. She and her husband, Kurt, lived in Delaware, Kansas, Texas, and Washington State before settling in Montana to raise their two children.
Jeanette began her writing career at the MISSOULIAN, a background she brought to her new novel, PAPER DAUGHTER.
She enjoys hiking, photography, travel, and history, and she spends a fair amount of time watching the parade of wildlife that goes through her backyard in the mountains of western Montana.