Writer Daniel Handler Writer Daniel Handler is the author (under the name Lemony Snicket) of the children's books A Series of Unfortunate Events featuring the orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. In each of the nine books so far, the orphans face increasing misfortune, from being pursued by an evil Count out to get their inheritance, to undergoing unnecessary surgery. Handler's books are filled with literary references and in-jokes that only adults would get. When The Hostile Hospital debuted, it knocked the newest Harry Potter book off the top of The New York Times children's best-seller list. Now, you can read all about Lemony Snicket in the new book Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Biography. This interview first aired Dec. 10, 2001.