Siobhan Parkinson is the author of 12 previous novels, including SOMETHING INVISIBLE and SECOND FIDDLE with Roaring Brook Press as well as SISTERS . . . NO WAY!, winner of Ireland's Bisto Book of the Year Award, THE MOON KING, a Bisto Merit Award winner, FOUR KIDS, THREE CATS, TWO COWS, ONE WITCH (MAYBE), also a Bisto Merit Award winner, and KATHLEEN: THE CELTIC KNOT, in the American Girls/Girls of Many Lands series. The first children's writer appointed Writer-in-Residence for the Dublin Corporation/Irish Writers' Centre, she is also currently editor of BOOKBIRD, the magazine of Ibby International, and has been a contributor to The Horn Book and other journals. She lives in Dublin with her husband and son.