During her career as a puppeteer, Diane Roberts has entertained thousands of children across the country, most often in the great state of Texas. She's performed with Ricky Raccoon so many times that she continues talking with her right hand long after the puppet has left the stage. Diane and her husband, Jim, live in Fort Worth and are the parents of three grown children and have six grandsons. This is her second novel for Delacorte Press. The author lives in Fort Worth, Texas.