Noah Smith is a New England native who began writing plays for children while still in college. He has written more than 20 adaptations of children's classics, including several collaborations with musician David Nields. Noah holds a BA in Drama from Vassar College and an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University. He has taught writing and literature at Simmons College, Quinnipiac University, the City College of New York, Occidental College, and Widener University. Noah has written material for "Weekend Update" segment on "Saturday Night Live" and is the author of "The Big Book of Batman" and "The Big Book of Superman" as well as a co-author of "The Official DC Super Hero Joke Book" for Downtown Bookworks. Noah lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Amanda Atkinson, and their four children.