Stacy McAnulty is a children's book author who has written dozens of books including her most recent book, a debut middle-grade novel, "The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl." Which is a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book "Excellent Ed," illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Her other picture books include "Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years," illustrated by David Litchfield, "Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert," illustrated by Deborah Hocking, "Brave" and "Beautiful," both illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, "Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He's the Favorite," illustrated by Edward Hemingway and "101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath," illustrated by Joy Ang. She's also authored the chapter book series Goldie Blox, based on the award-winning toys, and "The Dino Files." When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate New York, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her three kids, three dogs, and one husband.