Author of 40 some middle grade and Y.A. books published by major publishing houses such as Macmillan, Putnam, Harcourt Brace and Clarion, Adler has won numerous prizes and been translated into ten foreign languages. Her first book, MAGIC OF THE GLITS, won the Golden Kite Award. She was a middle grade English teacher before becoming a full time writer. She has three sons, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Reading and tennis are her favorite activities.