Young adult author who won the 1998 Newbery Honor for her debut novel, Ella Enchanted.
She began writing in 1987, and had all of her manuscripts rejected by publishers.
She published her second book, Dave at Night, in 1999.
Her parents, David And Sylvia, raised her in New York City.
Disney Press published her illustrated novel Fairy Dust and the Quest For the Egg in 2005`