Deb Loughead is the author of more than 40 books for children and young adults, ranging from poetry and plays to picture books and novels, many of them in translation. This time she has drawn on her mother's childhood tales to weave a warm and engaging novel. Deb has conducted writing workshops and held readings for children and adults at schools, festivals, and conferences across the country. She lives with her husband Dan in Toronto. Her three adult sons have long flown the coop.