Betsy Cromer Byars is an American author of children's books. Her novel Summer of the Swans won the 1971 Newbery Medal. She has also received a National Book Award in category Children's Fiction for The Night Swimmers (1980) and an Edgar Award for Wanted ... Mud Blossom (1991).
|Early in my career, I decided not to do sequels. I know that children enjoy them, but I valued the feeling that this was the only time I would write about these characters. I felt it gave me an added incentive to do my best by them, to tell readers everything I knew, to hold nothing back.||Time|
|I love writing. I've pursued it with a passion.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|
|My husband has some very interesting hobbies, and through him, I've learned to fly and earned my pilot's license. Together, we fly all over the United States. Since our children are all grown now, we also travel a great deal in Europe, but we take commercial flights because our plane is not really equipped to make transatlantic flights.||Travel|
|My own hobbies are rather quiet. I like to read and do needlework, and I love animals.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|