Marilyn Cram Donahue lives in East Highlands, California, where her family planted orange groves in the 1850s. After she graduated from Pomona College, married the boy next door, and had four children, she taught English as a Second Language and began to write books.
After a couple of grown-books were published, she realized that the fifth grade was more interesting and switched to children’s literature. To date, she has published 30 books, six juvenile plays, and over 500 articles and short stories. She has also conducted over 400 seminars and workshops on writing.
She likes reading, sunsets, and taking long walks. She dislikes the telephone, thunderstorms, and people whose eyes roam when she is talking to them. If you ring her doorbell and she doesn’t answer, you can usually find her working in her garden.