Bio: Moni Ritchie Hadley, a half-Japanese, military brat, bounced back and forth from the USA to Japan as a child. Daydreaming was a favorite pastime. She received a BA in Psychology at UCLA and later became a home/hospital teacher for the LAUSD, where she taught students with medical needs. Today she lives in Los Angeles, where she turns her sky-gazing daydreams into stories for children.
Published in Highlights and High Five Magazine, THE STAR FESTIVAL is her picture book debut.