Amy Aiken enjoyed practicing corporate law (really!) for years before she became a mom to two beautiful girls. At that point, she decided that it is much more fun to read and write for kids than for sophisticated investors. She loves reading aloud with her family and traveling, and prefers to do both simultaneously as often as possible. If she could spend the day with any author, it would be Kate DiCamillo, whose writing has magically transformed many a family road trip into a cherished memory-usually with happy tears at the end.