As sure as the sun rose up like a peach pie baked fresh every morning, come six-o'clock Sunday evening, the Goodpudding family gathered around the table for dinner. They all agreed, the best part of the meal was Great-Aunt Gladdie's pie. But what kind of pie should she make?
Would it be lemon meringue for Uncle Walter? Coconut cream for Grandma Goodpudding? Pinky pretzel pie for the twins? On that, the Goodpuddings could never agree. To Gladdie's dismay, every Sunday night a fight broke out. A real foot-stomping, table-thumping, shake-the-chandelier rhubarb. It was a tradition.
But the ruckus was getting out of hand. When the pie police arrived, Gladdie realized she had to do something drastic to keep the Goodpudding peace.
Award-winning author Lindsay Lee Johnson is from a family of storytellers and considers words her first and most enduring playthings. In addition to newspaper and magazine work, her writing includes poetry, short stories, novels, messages for greeting cards, and fortune cookies. Her stories for children have been recognized for excellence by the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN, and she received a Lee Bennett Hopkins poetry award for Soul Moon Soup, a young adult novel-in-verse. Other picture books include Hurricane Henrietta and Ten Moonstruck Piglets. She enjoys making school and library visits and meeting readers and writers of all ages.
Lindsay and her husband live in the east-central Minnesota countryside. Over the years, they have raised twin daughters, as well as countless cats, dogs, chickens, goats, and rabbits. When Lindsay isn't writing or taking care of pets, you might find her in the kitchen, where she loves to tie on an apron and pick up a rolling pin.
Sara Weingartner loves baking almost as much as she loves drawing, She grew up in a small Minnesota town, and visiting Grandma always meant feasting on fresh-baked bread, pies, and cookies. Sara lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, and their morkie.
Find more of her work at www.SaraWeingartner.com.