Molly Golden was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and spent much of her childhood building forts in her living room and getting muddy in the nearby creek. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in English and enjoyed summers as a counselor at an outdoor education camp where she continued to walk in creeks and discovered her love of teaching. Molly graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s in Education and a passion for teaching middle school. She still cannot understand why people give her an odd look when she tells them that middle school students are her favorite people to work with. When not reading or writing, Molly enjoys running with friends, biking with family, and catching a movie by herself. Currently, she lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, and (some may say) too many pets. Molly is repped by Jacqui Lipton.
Fun Fact: Molly has had the same pen pal from Bendigo, Australia since 1988.
Favorite Quote: “It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor.” —Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn Dixie