Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing while attending Hamilton College, and his first book was published in 1977, two years after he graduated. He is now the author of over 100 fiction and nonfiction children’s books, including novels, picture books, easy readers and biographies. He even started his own line of greeting cards, known as Goldilocks Greetings. Stephen and his wife Joan raised two sons in Lexington, Massachusetts, and they still live there so that the boys won’t get lost when they come home to visit.