When a person is an author, they can write the book they wished they had when they were a child. For me, this is that book. As a little girl I loved secret rooms, hidden journals, mysteries to solve and characters I could befriend. I wrote this book for my youngself, indulging all her story whims. It's the story of Sadie Brooks who's family moves to Utah, and who finds a secret room and journal in the attic of their new house. With her little syster Zuzu and their mysterious neighbor Bella, they read the journal and work together to solve the journal's long lost origin. Palace Beautiful received a starred review from School Library Journal, was on several state reading lists. I hope you enjoy it, too.