Neil Waldman is the writer and illustrator of more than fifty books. His books have won the Christopher Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the School Library Best Book Award, the American Library Association Notable Award, and many others. He is also the founder/director of the Fred Dolan Art Academy, a free Saturday school in the Bronx.
SMOKY BLUE, his newest book, is a tale of timeless love. It's the story of Barney, a painfully bashful young artist, and Annie, one of the most popular kids in school. Barney has never been kissed by a girl. Annie has boyfriend after boyfriend. But then one day, she touches his heart with an act of loving kindness . . . and changes their lives forever.
Based on the true story of Neil's lifelong romance with his wife Kath, SMOKY BLUE is sure to touch your heart!