When Maria Dismondy was a little girl she was teased for her curly hair and favorite lunch-box fare, spaghetti in a hot dog bun. Many moons later, these and other real-life moments continue to fuel what is now her critically acclaimed children's book writing career. Maria has penned nine books featuring topics that range from anti-bullying to overcoming adversity, to friendship trials and tribulations, and beyond. Maria is dedicated to empowering those around her through her roles as author, teacher, public speaker, community leader, and friend.
"Written by teachers - who clearly understand playground dynamics - the message here is that you're not alone." -- Real Simple Magazine