DANDI DALEY MACKALL has written many books for children and adults. She has held a humorist column and served as freelance editor, has hosted over 200 radio phone-in programs, and has made dozens of appearances on TV. She conducts writing assemblies and workshops across the U.S. and keynotes at conferences and young author events. Her YA novel with Knopf, The Silence of Murder, won an Edgar Award. Dandi writes from rural Ohio where she lives with her husband, three children, and their horses, dogs, and cats.