Biography for Beef Princess of Practical County
Random House, Inc.
Michelle Houts lives and writes on a farm in western Ohio where she and the farmer of her dreams are raising three children, some cattle, goats, a whole passel of barn cats, and a Great Pyrenees named Hercules.
Michelle writes for children of all ages, but most of her books are for middle grade readers. THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY was Michelle's debut novel, winning the International Reading Association Award for Intermediate Fiction and the Nebraska Farm Bureau Children's Agricultural Book of the Year. The Practical County adventures continued in THE PRACTICAL COUNTY DRAMA QUEEN. Michelle is also the author of the magical tale WINTERFROST and the nonfiction book KAMMIE ON FIRST: BASEBALL'S DOTTIE KAMENSHEK, the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team the Rockford Peaches' first baseman, Dottie Kamenshek.