Simon Van Booy is the British American author of the first book in this series,
Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things
, as well as several adult novels, including
The Secret Lives of People in Love
Love Begins in Winter
(winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), and
The Illusion of Separateness
. Simon teaches part-time at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. In 2013, he founded Writers for Children, a project that helps young people build confidence in their literary abilities. Raised in Wales, Simon currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with his wife and daughter.
You can visit him at SimonVanBooy.com or follow him @simonvanbooy.