Betsy Hearne

About Betsy Hearne

Betsy Hearne is a professor emerita and former director of the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Fifty Years of Novel Exploits

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet M. Welsch is celebrating her sixty-first birthday with a bottle of pinot noir. She’s wearing an expensive new pair of glasses, a splurge from the last royalty check. Her spy novel Secrets has gone viral, and she just signed a contract for the series. Reviews have hailed her detective heroine’s fearless curiosity and unexpurgated […]