Abby Hanlon has a master’s degree in childhood education from the City College of New York and a bachelor’s from Barnard College. Abby has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Her debut picture book, Ralph Tells a Story (2012), is widely used by elementary school teachers who follow a writing workshop curriculum. Her subsequent book, Dory Fantasmagory (2014), a chapter book for ages 6 to 8 is a Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Parent’s Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Junior Library Guild Selection. Abby lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.