Madonia is the author of two young adult novels, <em>Fingerprints of You</em> and <em>Invisible Fault Lines.</em> Judy Blume said that “Her writing is luminous, her voice original, and the journey she takes us on, compelling” and Kathryn Erskine praised her “beautiful prose and . . . heartfelt story.” Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines including the <em>Greensboro Review</em> and the <em>New Orleans Review</em>. She lives in Charlottesville, is a member of the University of Nebraska, Omaha low-residency M.F.A. faculty, and also teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and WriterHouse. Sponsored by the graduate programs in children's literature and children's book illustration.