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Natasha Wing was born in Milford, Connecticut in 1960. At the age of 20 she moved to Arizona where she finished college at Arizona State University in 1982 with a B.S. in Advertising. In 1988 she married Daniel Wing and moved to Northern California where she worked in advertising for a number of years. They now live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

It wasn't until 1991 that she decided to write children's books. Luckily she sold her first book, Hippity Hop, Frog on Top, within 6 months and has been writing children's books and articles ever since. Her second book, Jalapeno Bagels, came out in June 1996 with Atheneum Books. The Night Before Easter, was published with Putnam All Aboard Books. It began a string of books in her Night Before series, many of which have been on a number of best-seller lists. Her most popular title in the series is The Night Before Kindergarten. She has also been published in Humpty Dumpty's Magazine, Girls' Life, and Hopscotch for Girls, and has two recipes in Writers in the Kitchen.

Birthday: February 7th
Pet: cat, Purrsia
Professional: Member of Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Northern Colorado Writers
Favorite Children's Books: Polar Express, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cat in the Hat, The Golden Compass
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Tree: Maple
Favorite Color: Cranberry red
Favorite Cookie: Oatmeal Raisin with Vanilla Chips
Reason for writing The Night Before Easter: "I wrote The Night Before Easter for parents to read at bedtime so children could go to sleep with sweet dreams of jelly beans dancing in their heads."

 

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