Kristin Walter is the author of The Selfish Giant, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and TheLast of the Dragons, among others. Her work has been seen at Vital Theatre Company, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, the Jersey Arts Centre (UK), and Manhattan Children’s Theatre. A committed advocate for children’s theatre, Ms. Walter has toured as an actress and director with Missoula Children’s Theatre, worked as the Education Director of California Theatre Center and Peninsula Youth Theatre, and served as both an Artistic Associate/Playwright and Vice President of the Board of Manhattan Children’s Theatre. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University and currently teaches theatre and film at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA.