Janice N. Harrington
is the author of the picture books Going North
(Ezra Jack Keats Award winner), The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
(an ALA Notable Book), and Busy-Busy Little Chick
. She is also the award-winning writer of two poetry books for adults. Among her honors is a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Poetry. A former librarian and professional storyteller, Ms. Harrington now teaches creative writing in the Department of English at the University of Illinois and lives in Champaign, Illinois. janiceharrington.com.