New York Times bestselling author Dashka Slater has been telling stories since she could talk. An award-winning journalist, she is also the author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. Her children’s picture books include: Escargot, winner of the Wanda Gag Read-Aloud Award; A Book for Escargot, an Indie bestseller; Dangerously Ever After, which is currently being made into an animated film by Fantasiation Studios; and The Antlered Ship, a Junior Library Guild selection and a Parents Choice Recommended book that received four starred reviews and was named Best Picture Book of the year by both Amazon and the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Association. Her middle grade Feylawn Chronicles series begins with The Book of Fatal Errors, which BookPage calls “A seamless combination of fantasy and mystery wrapped around a classical coming-of-age narrative,” and will continue in 2022 with The Book of Stolen Time.
Dashka’s best-selling true crime narrative, The 57 Bus, has received numerous accolades, including the Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association, the Beatty Award from the California Library Association, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. The recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts but has spent most of her adult life in Oakland, California, where she is always working on far too many writing projects.