Donna Jo Napoli is the author of numerous books for young readers, including (most recently) the TREASURY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY (National Geographic 2011), and LIGHTS ON THE NILE (HarperCollins 2011). Her books have received countless awards and a veritable globular cluster of stars. You should read them all.
She lives outside Philadelphia, holds degrees in mathematics and linguistics, and is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College.
Above, she poses with her grandchildren, Hayden (Triceratops) and Aspen (dragon).