Books Blue Balliett Books by Blue Balliett Blue Balliett has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Blue Balliett Novel Ideas Blue Balliett: Clean Socks and Blue Jeans November 23, 2006 Blue Balliett is the author of two novels for children. Her latest, The Wright 3, is a detective story that takes place in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Balliett graduated from Brown University with a degree in art history. She lives with her family and cats in Chicago. 'Day to Day': Summer 2005 Reading List July 6, 2005 Day to Day book editor Karen Grigsby Bates bolsters her on-air summer reading recommendations with this extended list.