Pam Conrad was born in 1947 in New York City. She attended and graduated from the New School for Social Work. She soon became a children's author. Her book Our House: Stories of Levittown was a Newberry Medal finalist. Some of her other works include: Holding Me Here, Zoe Rising, The Tub People, and Taking the Fairy Home. Pam Conrad passed away on Jan. 22, 1996.