Heather Shumaker grew up always wanting to be an author. She began writing books in elementary school and is now an award-winning author of several books for adults (<i>It’s OK Not to Share, It’s OK to Go Up the Slide</i> and <i>Saving Arcadia)</i>. Heather has tried many jobs including sailing on tall ships, leading llama treks, and recycling at the South Pole, Antarctica, but she likes writing best. Today Heather lives up in northern Michigan with her husband and two children. <i>The Griffins of Castle Cary</i> is her first book for children.