Barbara Park is one of today's funniest and most popular authors for middle-graders. Her many successful novels include "Mick Harte Was Here, " which received fifteen state Children's Choice awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award; "The Kid in the Red Jacket;" and "Skinnybones." She is also the best-selling author of the Junie B. Jones books, and "Psssst...It's Me, the Bogeyman, " a picture book.
Ms. Park lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Richard.
Korean-American authorSamuel Park was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil until the age of fourteen. His novel "This Burns My Heart" was chosen as a ?Best Book of 2011? by Amazon, "Kirkus Reviews", and "BookPage". It was named one of NPR's ?Freshest Reads? and "Today"'s ?Favorite Things, ? and has been translated into four languages. He is an assistant professor of English at Columbia College and lives in Chicago. Visit Samuel Park at SamuelPark.com.