Frances O'Roark Dowell'''Frances O'Roark Dowell''' is an American author of middle-grade fiction, including ''Dovey Coe'' (2000), ''The Secret Language of Girls'', ''Shooting the Moon'', ''and Falling In''. Her books have received numerous awards, including an Edgar (''Dovey Coe''), the William Allen White Children's Book Award (''Dovey Coe''), the Christopher Award (''Shooting the Moon''), the VOYA Book Award (''Where I'd Like to Be''), and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Fiction, Honor Book (''Shooting the Moon'').
''Dovey Coe'' has been translated into Chinese, French and German. ''The Secret Language of Girls'' has been translated into Polish. Provided by Wikipedia