Sandy Asher is the author of twenty books for young readers and more than three dozen plays. She is also the editor or co-editor of five collections of fiction, including Dude! Stories and Stuff for Boy, On Her Way: Stories and Poems about Growing Up Girl and With All My Heart, With All My Mind: 13 Stories about Growing Up Jewish — winner of the 1999 National Jewish Book Award in children’s literature. Sandy has been honored with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Charlotte Chorpenning Award for a distinguished body of work in theatre for young audiences, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant, and an Aurand Harris Playwriting Fellowship from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. She lives in Lancaster, PA, with husband Harvey, dog Rudy, and cats Natasha and Stanley.