Bonnie Shimko

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Bonnie Shimko is an author of five young adult novels.


After thirty-three years of teaching second grade, Bonnie Shimko retired and began writing. Her first novel, Letters in the Attic, won a Lambda Literary Award for children's/young adult fiction in 2002.[1] Shimko lives in Plattsburgh, New York. More information can be found about her on her website, Bonnie Shimko Books


  • Letters in the Attic (2002)
  • Kat's Promise (2006)
  • The Private Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye (2010)
  • You Know What You Have to Do (2013)
  • Stony Lonesome Road (2015)


  1. ^ "15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. July 9, 2003. Retrieved May 30, 2014.