Mary Amato writes fiction for children, such as the hilarious Riot Brothers series, but she is also a singer-songwriter who performs in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition, she is a co-founder of Firefly Shadow Theater, a puppet company for which she writes and directs shows. Her novels have appeared on children’s choice state award lists around the country. You can hear the songs in <i>Lucky Me, Lucy McGee</i> at maryamato.com/lucy-songs/. She lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.