2018 National Winner
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor Medalist of The War That Saved My Life, The War I Finally Won, and 15 other books for young readers. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., near the setting for her first novel, Ruthie’s Gift, and lived in Indianapolis for several years with her husband and young family until moving to a farm outside Bristol, Tenn., where she now lives. She has a grown son and daughter, five small nephews, several horses (most retired), a new puppy, and more cats than she ever thought she’d acquire. She loves to travel and to find unexpected stories in every-day history. Visit her online at www.kimberlybrubakerbradley.wordpress.com.