Mary Jane AuchMary Jane Auch is an author and illustrator of children's books, including ''One Plus One Equals Blue'', ''Ashes of Roses'', ''The Road to Home'', ''Journey to Nowhere'' and the ''I was a Third Grade ...'' series of books for younger readers. ''The Princess and the Pizza'', a collaboration with Herm Auch, was an International Reading Association Children's Choice in 2003 and won the 2003 Storytelling World Award, as well as being nominated for the Young Hoosier Picture Book Award and the Show Me Readers Award.
After graduating from Skidmore College, she working designing patterns for textiles and in occupational therapy with children. She married the graphic artist Herm Auch in 1967 and started her writing career after raising her family. Provided by Wikipedia