Refried Bean writes funny poems and stories for children and young adults and has published over 40 books on amazon. Recent titles include “Madman in Your Favor,” which is a memoir about mental illness, and “The Complete Imaginary Mice Series,” about friendly imaginary mice having adventures in the corners and margins of our lives. Refried lives in New York City and has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Master’s in Social Work from New York University. Before moving to New York, Refried worked at a Barnes and Noble in South Carolina for twelve years and taught high school English. Links to Refried’s blogs and books can be found at