A love of reading and libraries led to Donna Gephart’s career as a children’s book author. She is the author of several middle grade novels, including How to Survive Middle School and Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen. Her awards include the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and the Florida State Book Award for the book As If Being 12 ¾ Isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President. Her most recent novel Death by Toilet Paper has received rave reviews. Ms. Gephart currently lives in South Florida.