Liza Ketchum

A Peek at the Creative Space of Liza Ketchum

Joining us this week for Creative Spaces is author Liza Ketchum. Liza is the author of fifteen books for young readers, including Where the Great Hawk Flies (which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Children’s Literature and the Boston Author’s Club Young Readers Award), Orphan Journey Home about the American pioneer experience, and the nonfiction titles Into a New Country: Eight Remarkable Women of the West and The Gold Rush. Her most recent book is Newsgirl, a historical fiction novel set in 1851 San Francisco. Twelve-year-old Amelia Forrester and her family have newly moved to the mostly male town. When Amelia discovers how much money newsboys can make selling east coast newspapers, she cuts her hair to pass herself off as a boy and joins them.… Read the rest