Elaine Szewczyk was born in Krakow, Poland. She is a writer, an editor, and a script reader. She has worked in print and online publishing in New York City and Chicago. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Financial Times, People, Time Out New York, and Publisher’s Weekly, among other publications. Elaine served as the fiction editor of Kirkus Reviews for nine years. She is the author of the novel I'm with Stupid, which was optioned by ABC Studios/Disney. She is a voting member of the Writers Guild of America, the Authors Guild, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is currently at work on a second novel.