Today we are talking with Dori Hillestad Butler, the author of the popular chapter book series The Buddy Files. Dori is talking about the newest book due out this month, #4 The Case of the Fire Alarm. We chat about therapy dogs (no, not a canine version of Analyze This), spooky mysteries in the forthcoming book #5, and her own beloved pup named Mouse. Click below to listen. (RT 7:08)
Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of 21 picture books such as The Great Tooth Fairy Rip-Off and novels such as Trading Places with Tank Talbott, Sliding Into Home, Do You know the Monkey Man and The Truth About Truman School, all of which have been nominated for children’s choice awards in 15 different states. Trading Places with Tank Talbott won Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan award in 2008. She has also written for magazines such as Cricket, Spider, Highlights for Children, Children’s Digest, and Child Life. She has also “ghostwritten” ten Sweet Valley Twins and Boxcar Children books.
Dori and her dog Mouse are a registered Pet Partner team through Delta Society and enjoy reading with kids. She lives in Coralville, Iowa with her husband, son, and assorted pets.