An award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults, Susanna Reich has driven big trucks, designed flowers in honor of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and done graduate work in ancient Hawaiian hula. Her honors include the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, Int'l Latino Book Award, Orbis Pictus Honor, ALA Notable & Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Books, Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, and many others. From 2009-15 Ms. Reich was Chair of the Children's and Young Adult Books Committee of PEN American Center and a member of the Board of Trustees. She speaks nationally at schools and industry conferences. She is married to children's book author Gary Golio and lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Visit her online at www.susannareich.com.