Jane Leslie Conly

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Jane Leslie Conly (born 1948) is an American author, the daughter of author Robert C. O'Brien. She started her literary work by finishing the manuscript for her father's Z for Zachariah in 1974 after his death.[1]

Her first own book, Racso and the Rats of NIMH, was published in 1986, and is a sequel to her father's Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1966 and from Smith College in 1971. Her Crazy Lady! won the Newbery Honor. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her family: Peter, her husband; Eliza, her daughter; and Will, her son.

Murder Afloat was named to the 2011-2012 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List.[2]


  • 1986: Racso and the Rats of NIMH, illustrated by Leonard Lubin (Harper & Row) – Children's Choice IRA, 1987
  • 1990: R-T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH, illus. Leonard Lubin – Children's Choice IRA, 1990
  • 1993: Crazy Lady! – Newbery Honor Book, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 1994
  • 1995: Trout Summer – ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 1996
  • 1998: While No One Was Watching
  • 1999: What Happened on Planet Kid
  • 2002: The Rudest Alien on Earth
  • 2005: In the Night, on Lanvale Street
  • 2008: Impetuous R, Secret Agent, illus. Bonnie Leck
  • 2010: Murder Afloat


  1. ^ Anita Silvey. The essential guide to children's books and their creators. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. ISBN 0-618-19082-1. p. 98
  2. ^ Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award. http://www.dcfaward.org[permanent dead link]

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