Rose Kent, a former naval officer, lives in Niskayuna, New York, just east of Schenectady, with her husband and children in a house with a dozen ice cream scoopers. She is an ardent believer in the redemptive power of a sundae. Her first book, Kimchi & Calamari, was nominated for several state library awards. Visit her at www.rosekent.com. From the Hardcover edition.