Author who made a splash with her #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder in 2012. She'd previously spent nearly two decades designing book jackets for a wide array of writers, including Sue Grafton and Salman Rushdie .
She grew up loving books by authors like Judy Blume and worked as the director of children's publishing at Workman.
Her book Wonder was inspired by a real-life incident in which her three-year-old son reacted negatively to a girl with a facial deformity.
She has been married and has two sons.