Jean Thesman has written several award-winning novels for young adults, including:
The Rain Catchers -- ALA Best Book for Young Adults; School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Booklist Editors' Choice; Golden Kite Award Rachel Chance -- ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults The Last April Dancers -- ALA Best Book for Young Adults; ALA Quick Pick; IRA Children's and YA Choice; American Bookseller Pick of the Lists When the Road Ends -- ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults
and, most recently, The Other Ones -- an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a barnesandnoble.com Top Ten Teen Novel of 1999, an International Honor Book of the Society of School Librarians
Viking will be publishing her In the House of the Queen's Beasts in Summer 2001.
Jean Thesman lives in Washington State, the setting for almost all of her books.