Crescent Dragonwagon


Crescent Dragonwagon is the much-published author of fifty books in five genres, numerous magazine articles, and three blogs. She is the developer and leader of the Fearless Writing™ family of on- and off-line classes, courses and events, which have helped hundreds of writers (including the late Julia Child, who took Fearless when she was over 80, preparatory to beginning her memoir, My Life in France). Born in New York, Crescent is the daughter of show-business  biographer Maurice Zolotow and children’s book writer/editor Charlotte Zolotow, for whom she serves as literary executor. She has written eight culinary memoirs, including the James Beard Award-winning Passionate Vegetarian, the best-selling Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook and Bean by Bean, as well as 28 children’s books including  All the Animals are Almost Asleep and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning Half a Moon and One Whole Star.  Her Until Just Moistened: A Not-Quite One-Woman Show, with Crumbs, was selected and produced by the New Play Festival, and earned her an Artist 360 grant. She now lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in the 1908 home she shares with her husband, cyber-defender Mark Graff, and their cat, Felani. She walks five miles a day year round, and reads almost constantly.