Sandra Dutton has published six books for children, the latest, in June 2010, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth. Dutton has an A.B. in Fine Arts and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition, and taught English at the University of Louisville and New York Institute of Technology. She was the founder, in 1982, publisher and editor of her own literary magazine, River City Review, in Louisville, Kentucky. Her musical, Just a Matter of Time, was produced as an Equity Showcase at the Sage Theatre, Times Square, New York City. She and her husband have four grown sons, five grandchildren, and live on Dancing Lamb Farm near Catskill, New York.