Gail Carson Levine has written twenty-four books for children. Her best-known is Ella Enchanted, which won a Newbery honor in 1998 and was made into a motion picture in 2004. Most of her books are middle-grade fantasy novels, but Dave at Night is a middle-grade historical novel set in an orphanage and the Harlem Renaissance, and both Writing Magic and Writer to Writer are middle-grade nonfiction about writing stories. Her latest is Ogre Enchanted, a prequel to Ella Enchanted. She and her husband David and their Airedale Reggie live in Brewster, New York.