Lisa Greenwald lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters. She loves sunglasses, reading, the beach, and sushi. Her favourite book is Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. She read it in sixth grade and has read many books since then, but Tuck Everlasting is still her absolute favourite. She went to Binghamton University in upstate New York majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. Lisa loves sleeping late, fancy hotels, reading and writing (duh!,) peanut m&ms, flip flops, sweatpants, people watching, New York City, cheese omelets, weddings, pedicures, looking at old pictures and re-reading old cards and letters. And Lisa dislikes peas, mean people, rats and mice, sweating, pants and skirts with a side zipper, spicy food, uncomfortable shoes, people clipping their nails on the subway, feeling lonely or thinking about other people who might feel lonely. She tries to write every day, but in addition to writing she also works in the library at The Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan, and loves being around kids and books and talking to kids about books.
Here's an interview with Lisa about the characters in her 11 Before 12 series! (2:52)