Contributor biographical information for A beginning, a muddle, and an end : the right way to write writing / Avi ; with illustrations by Tricia Tusa.

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AVI has written many acclaimed novels for middle grade and teen readers, including his Newbery Medal-winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead and his two Newbery Honor books, Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
TRICIA TUSA has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including her own Camilla's New Hairdo, Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou, and The Magic Hat by Mem Fox. She lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Authorship -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction.
Snails -- Juvenile fiction.
Ants -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Authorship -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Snails -- Fiction.
Ants -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.