Tris and Izzie
October 1, 2011
Available: October 11, 2011
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The Princess and the Bear
(Sequel to Princess and the Hound)
April 1, 2009
Available: April 28, 2009
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The Princess and the Hound
(Book 1)
May 1, 2007
Available: May 1, 2007
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Mette Ivie Harrison

My name comes from a Danish grandmother, but my mother did not know how to pronounce it (in Danish it would be "meta"), so my family has always called me "Metty" rhyming with my mom's "Betty." I get asked a lot if "Mette" is short for something, and I used to say it was short for "Mediteranean," and that my parents had named us all after oceans, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and so on. (This was my idea of a joke, but people never got it) Recently I learned that "Mette" really is short for "Margaret," which means "pearl" in Greek. This is my new hair cut, very short. When I got it, my husband didn't recognize me for several long, gasping moments. My kids just laughed and laughed for hours on end. So, yes, I look different. In case you meet me, this is the new "me."

I live in Utah with my husband and 5 children, ages 3 to 12. I come from a family of 11, so my family seems much more manageable to me. I write during nap time, or at 4 in the morning, or while the broccoli for dinner is burning. Whenever I get a chance. I love to write because I love to read. When I was a child, I often held a book in my hands and read while walking to school or during recess. I love to teach writing, also. I taught at a university for many years before I could spend more time writing, but I still like to go to schools and help young writers discover the joy of creating their own world. Go here to find out more about my school visits.

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