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“A powerful story about living with a disease and not letting it define who you are.” -ALAN GRATZ,
NYTimes Bestselling Author of Refugee and Two Degrees

About Us

A mother/daughter team who write to bring light and hope

Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of several books for young people, including the 2007 Newbery Honor Book Hattie Big Sky; Dash, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction; Duke; Liberty; Code Word Courage; Audacity Jones to the Rescue; and Audacity Jones Steals the Show, to name a few.

Quinn Wyatt has lived with Crohn’s for most of her life and is encouraged by all of the progress that has been made over the years in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. This is her first book. Both Quinn and Kirby live in Kenmore, Washington.

What readers are saying

“A multi-layered, straight-from-the-heart story written with a light, deft touch, GUT REACTION will inspire readers to pursue their creative passions. I loved this touching, sweet, and engaging book!” Barbara Dee, award-winning author of UNSTUCK

“Kirby Larson and Quinn Wyatt have cooked up a rich, warm story about Crohn’s Disease, courage, and cookies. The voice is heartfelt and authentic, leavened with humor and, oh my frog, delicious desserts. Gut Reaction is a wonderful book about important things, and I recommend it highly.” ­–Karen Cushman, author of the Newbery Award winning The Midwife’s Apprentice