Erica Silverman is the author of many picture books and early readers, including the perennial preschool favorite Big Pumpkin, the award winning Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series and the recently released, Jack (Not Jackie). Childhood visits to the library fed her lifelong passion for books, reading and writing. When she is not writing, she is working as a librarian. When she is not at the library, she is writing. Or reading. Or playing with her dog and cats. And eating chocolate.