Abby Hanlon is the author and illustrator of Dory Fantasmagory, a series of chapter books for five to nine year olds. She has a bachelor's degree from Barnard College and a master's degree in childhood education from the City College of New York. Abby has taught both creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Her first book she wrote was Ralph Tells a Story (2012). It is a picture book. Abby and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York, with their twelve-year-old twins, and dog Caroline.