JUDY BLUME spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Her numerous books have won many awards, including the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first in a five-book series about Peter, Fudge, and Sheila. Judy lives with her husband in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at judyblume.com.