Daphne Kalmar

Daphne Kalmar is a retired teacher who earned her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and landed a two-book deal with Feiwel and Friends (an imprint of Macmillan). She lives in Hardwick with her husband, Georg, and dog, Yoyo. Daphne’s debut novel, A Stitch in Time, won starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist along with love from fellow authors such as Rita Williams-Garcia (Newbery Honor recipient, One Crazy Summer) and Kathi Appelt (Newbery Honor recipient, The Underneath).

9781250154989An orphan grapples with her unpleasant aunt and the even more unpleasant idea of moving to Boston in this poignant middle-grade debut that handles loss and renewal.

Donut is an eleven-year old geography buff who keeps her taxidermied mice hidden in her late mother’s hope chest. Her pops passed away, leaving her an orphan. Aunt Agnes has moved in, bringing along her lumpy oatmeal, knitting, and a plan to drag Donut off to Boston forever.

Donut stands to lose everything: her friends, her village, her home, the woods, and walks where the memories of her pops are stored up.

While Donut dodges the ache of missing her pops, she and her best friend Tiny plan how to keep her where she belongs.

A Stitch in Time is shot through with gorgeous, evocative language, and gets right to Donut’s heart.



As Daphne’s local bookstore, we will fulfill orders for signed copies of A Stitch in Time.