Yona Zeldis McDonough, in addition to many acclaimed books for children, is the author of two novels for adults, THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS and IN DAHLIA’S WAKE—her third novel, BREAKING THE BANK, came out in September to stunning reviews. She presently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, their two children and two small, yappy dogs.
Ellen Umansky’s articles, essays, and fiction have appeared in numerous publications, such as The New York Times, Salon, Playboy, and Tablet, as well as the short-story anthologies Lost Tribe and Sleepaway. She has worked in the editorial departments of The New Yorker, the Forward, and the late New York Sun. She has been awarded a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young daughters.
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