Judy Blume is the author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Superfudge; Blubber; Just As Long As We’re Together; and Forever. Her first book in the Fudge series, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, was published in 1972. It was inspired by her son, Larry. Thirty years later she wrote Double Fudge written at the request of her grandson, Elliot. Judy has also written the best-selling novels Wifey; Smart Women; and, Summer Sisters. She serves on the boards of the Author’s Guild, currently as Vice President; the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, working to protect intellectual freedom. She is also the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation.