Middle Grade Fiction Writer
Christine Pakkala was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Christine has taught 7th and 9th grade English and is currently a Writopia Lab instructor. Her essays have appeared in Salon, BrainChild, Serendipity, and Ladies Home Journal, among others. Last-But-Not-Least Lola is her chapter book series debut, published by Boyds Mills Press.

She lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and two children.
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Early middle-schoolers and even older grade-schoolers will appreciate the tender but tough friendship that develops rockily between Jasmine and Maddie in this sophomore work by Pakkala

Booklist on Jasmine and Maddie

The spot-on cover will entice readers who will identify with the pain of middle school, enjoy the well-developed secondary characters and applaud the girls’ growth.

Kirkus Reviews on Jasmine and Maddie