James Howe is the award-winning author of over 90 books for young readers, including the popular Bunnicula and Houndsley and Catina series. His newest books are Milo Walking, a picture book illustrated by Sakika Kikuchi, and a graphic novel version of Bunnicula, cowritten by Andrew Donkin and illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. His novel The Misfits inspired the national antibullying initiative No Name-Calling Week. James Howe grew up in Webster; he currently resides in Yonkers, N.Y., with his husband, Mark Davis, with whom he collaborates and performs musically as Old Dogs New Tricks. Visit him at jameshowe.com and olddogsnewtricksmusic.com.