Paula Danziger was born in Washington DC, because, her parents said, 'In that way no state could disown her'. A short while later the family moved to New Jersey where they remained, except for a brief time spent on a farm in Pennsylvania. Previously a teacher, Paula's first book, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, was published in 1974. Since then she has written more than twenty books, including the bestselling Amber Brown series with Tony Ross. Paula lives in New York City, but spends a lot of time in London, when she isn't travelling the world. She likes reading, being with friends, shopping, playing pinball and putting stickers on everything.