About the Author
Shelley Fraser Mickle
lives on a farm in Alachua County, Florida, with her two horses, Precious and Mullet. Barbaro: America’s Horse
is her first nonfiction book and her first book for children. She is the author of several novels, including The Queen of October
, a 1989 New York Times Notable Book; Replacing Dad
, which became a CBS movie in l999; and The Turning Hour
, which is taught in many high schools as part of the suicide prevention program the Turning Hour Project. She has been a commentator on National Public Radio for ten years, and many of her essays have been heard on Morning Edition
. Some of these are collected under the title The Kids Are Gone; the Dog Is Depressed & Mom’s on the Loose
. Her novel, The Assigned Visit
, was published on Valentine’s Day 2007.
Shelley Fraser Mickle’s novel Jason and Elihu: A Fisherman’s Story
, will be read schoolwide at Shell Elementary School in Hawthorne, Florida, in April 2013.