Gail Carsn Levine grew up in New York City and has been writing all her life. Her first novel, Ella Enchanted , was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Fairest , a New York Times bestseller, Publishers Weekly Best Book, and School Library Journal Best Book; Dave at Night , an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Ever , a New York Times bestseller; The Wish ; The Two Princesses of Bamarre ; A Tale of Two Castles ; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writer to Writer , the poetry book Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems , and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie , illustrated by Scott Nash. Gail and her husband, David, live in New York's Hudson Valley.