Lynda grew up in western Pennsylvania, where her best friends were books, a nearby pond and the surrounding woods. Before moving to Vermont, she worked in children’s book publishing in New York City. Her late husband, Ray, illustrated her first children’s book, Who Lives Inside? Lynda is the author of 15 books, among them Cookie’s Fortune, the Scholastic Book Club selection Say Boo! and Toad or Frog? Swamp or Bog? a Simon & Schuster hardcover, now available in paperback.