Elaine Szewczyk was born in Krakow, Poland. She is a writer and an editor and 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. She served as the fiction editor of Kirkus Reviews for nine years. Elaine is the author of the novel I'm with Stupid, which was optioned by ABC Studios/Disney. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Authors Guild, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is at work on another book.