E. L. Konigsburgis the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweilerwon the Newbery Medal andJennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabethwas named Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again forThe View From Saturday. She has also written and illustrated three picture books:Samuel Todd's Book of Great Colors,Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions, andAmy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale's. In 2000 she wroteSilent to the Bone, which was named aNew York TimesNotable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among many other honors.After completing her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Konigsburg did graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she taught science at a private girls' school. When the third of her three children started kindergarten, she began to write. She now lives on the beach in North Florida.Mayer, Mercer is the author of 'Altogether, One at a Time', published 2008 under ISBN 9781416955016 and ISBN 1416955011.