My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.
- Joan Bauer
Joan Baehler Bauer is an American writer of young adult literature currently residing in Brooklyn. Bauer was born in River Forest, Illinois. She settled down in New York City with her husband Doug Langham. They later became parents to one daughter, Jean. Before becoming a famous author Joan spent years working for McGraw-Hill and the Chicago Tribune. She also did some work in advertising, marketing, and screenwriting. (Wikipedia)