I've written many books for children and young adults, including The Buffalo Storm (a picture book), Roscoe Riley Rules (a chapter book series), and Animorphs (which I wrote with my husband, Michael Grant.) My novel Home of the Brave was awarded the 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction, the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award for children's fiction, and was a Judy Lopez Memorial Award honor book.
In 2013, The One and Only Ivan was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Which was pretty cool.
I live in California with my husband, two children, and assorted pets.