Nicole C. Kear is the author of the chapter book series The Fix-It Friends (Imprint) and the memoir Now I See You (St. Martin's Press), chosen as a Must-Read by People, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, Redbook, and Marie Claire UK among others. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Good Housekeeping, New York, Psychology Today, and Parents as well as on Salon, the Huffington Post, and xoJane. She teaches writing at the NYU School of Professional Studies.A native of New York, she received a BA from Yale, a MA from Columbia, and a red nose from the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, three children, and two albino frogs.Tracy Dockray illustrated the paperback cover of Lois Lowry's Stay, a dog's tale about his life, and a picture book, Izzy & Oscar (Sourcebooks, 2015) a story about a more unusual kind of pet. Tracy has illustrated numerous other picture books such as The Tushy Book and the prize winning Lost and Found Pony, as well as an edition of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series, Ralph the Mouse series, Henry Huggins series, and The Fix-It Friends series.