Middle Grade/Young Adult
When things get too bad at home, twelve-year-old Lena and her eight-year-old sister, Dion, run away. Dressed as boys to make it easier for them on the road, they travel from Ohio to Kentucky looking for a safe place to call “home”.
Where it takes place:
West Virginia and Kentucky.
Where I wrote it:
In the Park Slope section of Brooklyn and in Peterborough, New Hampshire at the MacDowell Colony.
Why I wrote it:
I wrote Lena because I got so many letters asking me about the end of I Hadn’t Meant To Tell You This. I hadn’t planned to write a sequel but I’m glad I did.