Dori Hillestad Butler
Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of more than 50 books for young readers including the two-time Geisel Honor award winning King & Kayla series, Edgar award winning Buddy Files series, and the Haunted Library series. Dori has also been a ghost writer for the Boxcar Children and other popular series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, board games, walking her dog, and playing with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra. She grew up in southern Minnesota, spent 19 years in Iowa, and now lives in the Seattle area. Follow her on Twitter @dorihbutler or visit her website at www.kidswriter.com.
Dear Beast (May 2020, Holiday House)
An epistolary series written by Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry
Simon the cat has taken care of his owner, Andy, for years. He’s a good pet. Clean and loyal. Even when Andy’s dad moves out, Simon is sure Andy doesn’t need another pet. So why would Andy adopt a DOG to live at his dad’s house? Simon’s job is clear: the beast needs to go! But Baxter the dog has something else in mind.