John’s guest this week is Blue Balliett, author of numerous books published around the world. Her audience is for the most part is young people, but with a twist. She blends history, art and science with mystery stories which appeal to youngsters from 5th to 9th grades. Most focus on the area around the University of Chicago campus, but one is written with Three Oaks, Michigan as its setting. She creates wonderful characters and plots that do appeal to her target audience and to adults with children or grandchildren.