Margaret Dilloway is the author of the middle grade fantasy series Momotaro, published by Disney-Hyperion; and the novels Sisters of Heart and Snow, How to Be an American Housewife, and The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, winner of the 2013 American Library Association's Best Women's Fiction Literary Tastes Award. She teaches creative writing to middle school students and adults in San Diego, where she lives with her family.