Pegeen Snoeyenbos, who writes under the name Pegeen Snow, is a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She has published four children's books and numerous short stories, and has also worked as an adult literacy instructor in Atlanta, Georgia. Pegi, as she is usually called, husband, Milt, and three lively cats currently divide their time between northern Wisconsin and central Florida. And Here's Your New Sister! is her first book to be illustrated by long- time friend and neighbor, John Houseman.