A former middle school teacher and historian, Shelley Pearsall is now working on her next historical novel and leading writing workshops for children. "Trouble Don't Last is her first novel. Pearsall did extensive research while writing "Trouble Don't Last and traveled to towns along the escape route-including crossing the Ohio River in a boat and visiting a community in Chatham, Ontario, another destination for runaway slaves. "I've found that learning about history in an imaginative way often...See more