When Stephanie Spinner was ten, she won a New York citywide essay contest about fire prevention that was narrated by a wooden match. Since then she's written many books for children and young adults, including ALIENS FOR BREAKFAST (with Jonathan Etra), QUIVER, QUICKSILVER, DAMOSEL, PADDYWACK, and ALEX THE PARROT, NO ORDINARY BIRD. She lives in Sherman CT with her bratty dog Grendel.
A little about my life
I was born in Davenport, Iowa, and grew up in Rockaway Beach, New York. I read straight through my childhood, with breaks for food, sleep, and the bathroom. I went to college in Bennington, Vermont, moved to New York City, and took a job in publishing so I could get paid for reading. I read so much bad fiction that I needed a break, so I moved to London, and from there I traveled to Morocco, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan India, Nepal, and Ceylon. I came back to America, wandered around some more–to Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize–and... Read More
Written by Stephanie Spinner, Illustrated by Meilo So
Written by Stephanie Spinner, Illustrated by Valerie Sokolova