Erin Soderberg Downing has written more than fifty books for kids, tweens, and young adults. Some of her most popular titles include her two recent middle-grade novels - Moon Shadow and Best Friends (Until Someone Better Comes Along) - as well as three chapter book series: Disney’s Daring Dreamers Club, Puppy Pirates, and The Quirks. Erin loves creating stories that are as accessible as a really good episode of reality TV, and help inspire a lifelong love of reading for fun. Before becoming an author, Erin was a children’s book editor, a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, three hilarious kids, and a mischievous pup named Wally (the star of Puppy Pirates!). More information can be found at: www.erindowning.com and www.erinsoderberg.com.