Ann RinaldiAnn Rinaldi (born August 27, 1934 in New York City) is an American young adult fiction author. She is best known for her historical fiction, including ''In My Father's House'', ''The Last Silk Dress'', ''An Acquaintance with Darkness'', ''A Break with Charity'', ''Numbering All The Bones'' and ''Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons''. She has written a total of more than forty novels, eight of which were listed as notable by the ALA. In 2000, ''Wolf by the Ears'' was listed as one of the best novels of the preceding twenty-five years, and later of the last one hundred years. She also writes for the ''Dear America'' series.
Her career, prior to being an author, was a newspaper columnist. She continued the column, called "The Trentonian", through much of her writing career. Her first published novel, ''Term Paper'', was written in 1979. Provided by Wikipedia