I am a writer of books for young readers: The ROTTEN RALPH series of picture books, the JACK HENRY series of short stories, The JOEY PIGZA novel series, The NORVELT set of novels, DESIRE LINES, THE LOVE CURSE OF THE RUMBAUGHS, HOLE IN MY LIFE, THE TROUBLE IN ME, and others. Awards include the NEWBERY AWARD, the NEWBERY HONOR, the PRINTZ HONOR, the SIEBERT HONOR, a NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINATION among others. I live in Boston.

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