About the Author
Laurie Friedman is the author of many award-winning books for children. She writes the popular Mallory
books, a series of chapter books for 7-10 year olds. Critics have praised the Mallory books, saying that Mallory deserves a place beside Judy Moody, Amber Brown, and Junie B. Jones. Laurie is also the author of numerous picture books including Love, Ruby Valentine; Ruby Valentine Saves the Day; I'm Not Afraid of this Haunted House;
and Thanksgiving Rules
. Laurie lives in Miami with her family and her dog, Ollie.