Mara Bergman is an accomplished writer for young children, whose work includes Bears, Bears, Everywhere (Orchard), Snip, Snap! (Hodder) and Musical Beds (S&S). She is also a prize-winning, published poet, and has received a Writer's Busary from South East Arts UK. She is originally from Long Island, New York, and now lives in Tunbridge Wells with her family. She works in London as a children's fiction editor.