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Sally J. Pla

Biography

Sally J. Pla

Sally J. Pla has been a desk clerk at a creaky old hotel, a very forgetful waitress, and a terrible back-up singer for a local band. But she’s always loved writing the best. She has a couple of English degrees, and has worked as a business journalist and in public education. The Someday Birds is her first novel. It's about many things, including war, chicken nuggets, OCD, rescue dogs, autism, un-extincting, and a cross-country quest for a mysterious bird guru in a sanctuary marsh. Sally has three sons, a husband, and an enormous, fluffy dog, and lives near lots of lemon trees in Southern California, where she is hard at work on her next book.

Sally J. Pla

Books by Sally J. Pla

Written by Sally J. Pla and Illustrated by Steve Wolfhard - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Humor, Superhero

Nobody knows comics trivia like Stanley knows comics trivia. And after he faints during a safety assembly, Stanley takes his love of comics up a level by inventing his own imaginary superhero, named John Lockdown, to help him through. Help is what he needs, because Stanley’s entered Trivia Quest --- a giant comics-trivia treasure hunt --- to prove he can tackle his worries, score VIP passes to Comic Fest and win back his ex-best friend. Partnered with his fearless new neighbor Liberty, Stanley faces his most epic, overwhelming, challenging day ever.

by Sally J. Pla - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Travel, Youth Fiction

Charlie’s perfectly ordinary life has been unraveling ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan. When his father heads from California to Virginia for medical treatment, Charlie reluctantly travels cross-country with his boy-crazy sister, unruly brothers, and a mysterious new family friend. He decides that if he can spot all the birds that he and his father were hoping to see someday along the way, then everything might just turn out okay.