Avid readers Carly and her best friend, Francesca, are transported back in time to the Civil War era, where they meet Louisa May Alcott, the beloved author of Little Women and Little Men. Louisa is working as a nurse for the Union Army, and Carly and Francesca--separated by the magic that thrusts them back through the mists of time--find themselves on opposite sides of the devastating war that pitted brother against brother. The CARLY KEENE Adventure series teaches young readers about a famous author, her greatest works, and the life events that led her to make literary history--while crafting an amazing and exciting new journey for middle grade readers to undertake.

Born and raised in Alaska, Katherine will happily tell you what to do in a variety of survival situations, including but not limited to: bear attacks, hypothermia, nettle stings, and how to start a fire in the rain. She received a B.A. in Classics from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Medieval History from The University of California, Berkeley. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and sons. When she is not gardening or avoiding snakes, she is busy working on the next Carly Keene book.