Margaret Park Bridges was born in New York City and raised in Portland, Oregon. After moving to Massachusetts, she won the Special Award for Excellence in Japan’s Suntory Mystery Fiction Competition for My Dear Watson—written in Japanese. Since then, she has written and published several successful children’s picture books in English. She has received awards for her poetry, and one short story she published was made into a film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She works in Boston and lives in Littleton, Massachusetts, with her haiku poet husband, her two talented daughters, and her adorable pug.