“Any occupation exercising itself with passion, with self-oblivion, with devotion, towards an end other than itself, is a gateway to divine things.”

— Charles Williams

The Novels of Faith Harkey

Children's novelist Faith Harkey is the author of Genuine Sweet, a middle-grade book from Clarion (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). You’ll find her new book Sneak Thief on shelves now from Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House Kids. Faith Harkey travels the backroads of America in search of Story. From Mississippi to Montana, Colorado to Kansas, she is drawn to places where the pace of life is unhurried and the milk comes fresh from the cow. Her adopted hometowns include Tiger, Georgia (population 406); Grangeville, Idaho (population 3,151); and Istachatta, Florida (population 116). Faith is a graduate of the Writer’s Workshop at Eckerd College, and thinks better with her shoes off. She believes in the power of fiction to ennoble, enlighten and entertain. Her literary devotions take her to magical places in search of Story. Nothing thrills her so much as the moment when a new character shouts out, "Tell them MY story!"

Faith Harkey