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Dandi Daley Mackall & Gene Barretta

Author of  Merry Creature Christmas

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Dandi Daley Mackall & Gene Barretta's Bio:
Dandi Daley Mackall has published about 300 books for children and thirty-plus for grown-ups, with sales of 4 million in fourteen countries. Her publishers include Tommy Nelson, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, DreamWorks, Tyndale, Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna Barbera, just to name a few.

With Tommy Nelson, Dandi has recently authored the I'm Not Afraid Series, served as creative director for the Series and wrote two of the books in the series, Portrait of Lies and Please Reply.

She's held a humorist column and served as freelance editor. She's a frequent guest on radio talk shows, has hosted over 200 radio phone-in programs, and made dozens of appearances on TV, including ABC, NBC, and CBS. She was an instructor for Highlights conference and conducts writing assemblies, workshops, & Young Author programs across the U.S. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her husband, Joe, and three children, Jen, Katy, and Dan--and one horse, a dog, a cat, and two newts.

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