Eileen Spinelli made her debut in 1991 with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch(Simon & Schuster), which won a Christopher Award. Since then she has written more than forty children's books, including When No One Is Watching, Jonah's Whale, and Do You Have a Dog? (all Eerdmans). She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and fellow children's writer Jerry Spinelli. Visit her website at www.eileenspinelli.com.