Alison Jackson has been a children's author for over twenty years. As a children's librarian she became aware of the needs of young readers, along with their interests, and she has been writing for them ever since. Her most popular book, I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A PIE, is a humorous Thanksgiving take-off on the children's song, "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," in which her little old lady consumes nearly everything she sees on Thanksgiving Day. THE BALLAD OF VALENTINE, a Valentine's Day spin-off from the song, "Clementine," appeared on the New York Times Best Seller's list, and her most recent novel, EGGS OVER EVIE, has received starred reviews in both School Library Journal and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Her next publication, WHEN THE WIND BLEW will be out in January, 2013. It is a variation on "Rock-a-Bye,Baby", in which the wind blows the baby right out of the tree and onto the roof of a shoe house, belonging to the "Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe." The unpredictable wind rearranges many familiar nursery rhymes before finally shifting and setting everything right.