Jane Yolen who has been politically active most of her life (including being a delegate to the 1972 Democratic Convention pledged to McGovern) is often called “the Hans Christian Andersen of America.” She has over 370 published books including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight and two books of political poems—The Bloody Tide and Before/The Vote/After. Her works, which range from very young rhymed picture books to novels and poetry for adults and every genre in between, have won an assortment of awards including two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite, three Mythopoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, a nomination for the National Book Award, the Jewish Book Award, the Kerlan Award, and the Catholic Library’s Regina Medal, as well as six honorary doctorates. One of her awards set her good coat on fire. She lives in Massachusetts most of the year, but Scotland in the summer. She writes a poem a day.