Pamela Curtis Swallow, author of A Writer's Notebook and Leave It to Christy, lives in Flemington, New Jersey. It Only Looks Easy is her first book for Roaring Brook Press.
"Swallow introduces a sympathetic and candid young narrator in this skillfully shaped novel that examines the consequences of acting impulsively." --Publishers Weekly"Genuine kid humor and a good-hearted, all-too-human heroine distinguish this middle-grade novel about an unlikely juvenile delinquent. . . . A well-rounded offering." --Booklist"Kat is a funny, warmhearted character whose voice immediately grabs readers. Snappy dialogue, sympathetic adults as well as unpleasant ones, and descriptions of the ways in which an action can have major repercussions all add to this touching, perceptive, highly readable novel that is sure to strike a chord with readers." --School Library Journal"I laughed out loud. Pamela Curtis Swallow has captured the nuances of funny, as well as heartbreaking, situations. Bravo--what a wonderful book!" --Ann M. Martin, Newbery winner and author of A Dog's Life"Funny and caring, Kat is worth knowing. Pamela Curtis Swallow has created a character that readers will want as a friend." --Paula Danziger, author of The Cat Ate My Gymsuit