Crescent Dragonwagon is an author, writer, teacher, and performer. She has written fifty books, including two novels, seven cookbooks, more than twenty children's books, and a collection of poetry.
Dragonwagon and her late husband, Ned Shank, owned Dairy Hollow House, a country inn and restaurant in the Ozark Mountain community of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Dragonwagon later co-founded the non-profit Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow. She lives in southeastern Vermont. Her partner is the filmmaker David Koff.
Dragonwagon is the daughter of the writers Charlotte Zolotow and the late Hollywood biographer Maurice Zolotow.