Kimberly Willis Holt
Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of many award-winning novels for young adults and children, including “Dear Hank Williams” and “When Zachary Beaver Came to Town,” winner of a National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Born in Pensacola, Fla., Kimberly has lived all over the U.S. and the world. She now lives in Texas with her family.
Author Website: http://www.kimberlywillisholt.com/
Stevie's life seems safe and full of love until the day tragedy strikes. Stevie is sent to live with her estranged grandfather Winston at his rundown motel. Though the colorful tenants who inhabit the motel are quickly charmed by Stevie, she struggles to connect with her grandfather. What dark secret is he keeping from her? It will take another difficult departure before Winston realizes just how strongly Stevie has taken root at the motel--and in his heart.
With unwavering emotion and masterful storytelling, National Book Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of loss, family, love, and the importance of finding a place to call home.