Myron Uhlberg is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of several books, including the picture books Dad, Jackie, and Me; A Storm Called Katrina; and The Sound of All Things, as well as the adult memoir Hands of My Father, upon which The Sound of Silence is based. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was the firstborn son of two deaf parents. Upon graduating college, he enlisted in the US Army and served as a paratrooper. After spending thirty-five years in the fashion business and running twenty marathons in his spare time, he returned to his first love: writing books for young readers. Myron now lives in California.