Lynda Graham-Barber grew up in western Pennsylvania before moving to Brooklyn with her artist-husband, Ray Barber, who, in 1976, illustrated her first children's book, Who Lives Inside? Lynda worked as a freelance journalist, writing for, among others, The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and Travel & Leisure.
She went on to publish 15 books, 13 for children. Her picture book Say Boo! has sold over one million copies and is a Scholastic Book Club Selection. The American Institute of Graphic Artists selected The Kit Furniture Book as one of its "50 Best Books of the Year," and KokoCat Inside and Out garnered a Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award. Lynda holds a BA in English and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
After her husband's death, she located permanently in Vermont, where she lives in a stone cottage hard on the Canadian border, with her husband, David, and rescue dog, Biscuit.