Margaret’s favorite childhood memories include catching minnows and frogs in the “bayou” with her two older brothers, tooling around the neighborhood on her banana-seat bike, and reading piles of picture books at the cool, cool library during the hot Texas summer. She wrote her first terrifically terrible book during the fourth grade. From grade school through college, she suffered through English—she was especially bad at analyzing stories and writing essays. Then, during her very last year of college, she took a class on creative writing and wow, she was hooked! After decades of avid reading and writing practice, she is thrilled to finally be an author. Her debut picture book, MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS, was published in August 2018 by Running Press Kids. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, and a fluffle of dust bunnies.