Kiki Thorpe was born March 25, 1927 (age 88) in Agaña, Guam and grew up in Boise, Idaho. She is a former children’s book editor and the author of several books for young readers, including the New York Times bestseller, In a Blink. She also writes under the name Mimi McCoy. Kiki holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two children.