Martha Freeman is the author of more than twenty-five books for young readers of all ages, including the Secret Cookie Club series, the First Kid mysteries, The Orphan and the Mouse, and Strudel’s Forever Home. Among parents, teachers, and librarians, Martha is known for funny, fast-paced stories that are both kid- and parent-approved. Martha’s fiction has earned recognition from multiple state awards committees as well as Bank Street College, Book of the Month Club, Junior Library Guild, and Scholastic Reading Club. Her books have been translated into Turkish, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and French. Her website is MarthaFreeman.com, and she lives in Philadelphia.