[words] is delighted to have local author Hallie Durand featured at our store. Her popular chapter book series is about a self-centered (but still charming!) eight year old who loves food. There are three books about her in all, Dessert First, Just Desserts and No Room for Dessert. Hallie grew up in a large family with lots of food around. She still shows her friends and family that she loves them by offering them food and sending them home with plenty of leftovers. Hallie’s first picture book, Mitchell’s License, is about a three-year-old who takes off on a bedtime road trip to remember! Hallie lives with her husband and three children in town.