I write books for curious children about magical creatures. When I teach, I look for ways to help students close the gap between what they think and what gets on the page.

I went to NYU for my MFA, my books have been translated into 10+ languages, one I was censored in China but banned in the United States. I recently relocated to the Berkshires from Los Angeles by way of New York City where I grew up. If I survive a winter, I'll stay. If your dog is a rescue or you love Barbara Pym , we'll be friends. Actually, if you can make a proper cup of tea, that works too.

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