Publishers Weekly *starred review*: "The journey itself is amazing, but Dagg’s tender portrayal of a mother and daughter who learn to appreciate and forgive each other makes it unforgettable."

Horn Book: "Pulse-pounding encounters—outlaws! rattlers! flash floods!—will leave readers invigorated and inspired…”

School Library Journal: "an engaging and emotionally compelling tale"

My grandmother, who claimed some
talent as a mystic, predicted that
I'd grow up to be a writer. After long detours into accounting and libraries, I am finally fulfilling her prophecy! My current writing
passion is historical fiction for younger readers. I love exploring the past and bringing it to life for the next generation.

The Year We Were Famous;
How Clara Estby and Her Mother Walked across America

Based on the true story of the author's great aunt and great grandmother, this fast-paced historical adventure takes place during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of "a woman's place" in society.

Winner, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for most promising new manuscript.