• Ilona Bray is not sure she’ll ever outdo the rhyme she wrote about thistledown at age five, which featured the timeless question: “But how can a fairy be so hairy?” 

    Nevertheless, she’s continuing to try, penning books for kids of all ages. Her interests lie somewhere at the intersection of philosophy, science, and magic. This might explain why she didn’t practice law for very long (though she writes about it in her day job as senior legal editor/author at Nolo, in Berkeley).  
    When not donning a blue wig and factory apron to present her first published book, Mossby’s Magic Carpet Handbook to kids in schools and libraries, she enjoys swimming, feeding backyard birds, visiting art museums (while wishing she had an ounce of drawing talent), taking train trips, and cooking up gluten-free foods (some edible, some not). She lives in an old Craftsman-style home in California’s Bay Area.

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