American children's author who is best known for her beloved Junie B. Jones series. Her other popular children's books include Beanpole and Almost Starring Skinnybones.
She began her collegiate career at New Jersey's Rider College and later received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. Following her college graduation, she settled in Phoenix, Arizona.
She wrote the young adult novel The Kid in the Red Jacket.
She was born in New Jersey to Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She later had two sons, Steven and David, with her husband, Richard A. Park. Sadly, she died in her mid-sixties of ovarian cancer.
She was influenced by the literary works of C.S. Lewis.