Martha Ritter wrote her first book when she was in the sixth grade. It was a huge volume about the Republic of Indonesia, which the president of the United States requested she give to Indonesia's president. Reluctantly, she complied--and nearly caused an international incident. 

Despite this complication, Ms. Ritter has been writing ever since. A journalist, speechwriter, and poet, she has served as a public affairs director for New York City. As a New York actor, Ms. Ritter has worked in theater and shared her sense of humor with a national audience in a number of classic TV commercials. This is her first children's book.

Ms. Ritter lives in Connecticut and New York City.

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