Dee Romito is an author of books for young readers. Her middle grade books include The BFF Bucket List, No Place Like Home, Postcards from Venice, and co-authored Best.Night.Ever. (Aladdin/S&S). Her debut picture book, Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Little Bee Books) received a starred review from Booklist and a Crystal Kite Award. Her newest release is the chapter book series, Fort Builders, Inc. (Aladdin/S&S). Dee blogs about writing at and is Co-Founder of Buffalo-Niagara Children’s Writers and Illustrators. You can visit her website at