Dasha Tolstikova is an award winning author and illustrator. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. Her book A Year Without Mom garnered four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Book of the Year. Dasha lives in New York City with her dog, Muffin. Find out more and subscribe to Dasha’s newsletter at www.dashatolstikova.com.