Yossi Lapid started writing poetry and children's stories at a very young age in a small town in Romania where winters were long and toy stores were nonexistent. He spent most of his time in nature making up stories and imagining untold adventures. Following a long career as a university professor, he returned to his early passion with the award winning Snowman Paul series. Lapid won the silver medal for the best picture book series in the 2016 Moonbeam Children’s Books Awards contest. Lapid has three adult children and lives with his wife in New Mexico where snowy days are few but utterly enchanting.