Mark Shulman has been a JCC camp counselor, an NPR station announcer, a maitre d' in a fancy restaurant, a New York City tour guide, and for a long time, a creative advertising guy. He's written many books about many things--sharks, storms, bagels, robots, palindromes, anagrams, gorillas, dodo birds, Hamilton, Lincoln, Star Wars, how to hide stuff, how to voodoo your enemies, and how to make a video from start to finish. He's written picture books for Oscar de la Hoya (the boxer) and Shamu (the whale). Mark walked three miles to East High School every day in the snow, year-round, and he tells this to everyone. Specifically, his kids.