With a background in science (I have a degree in Marine Biology, and live in Colorado - can you believe that Colorado has no oceans??!), I have always been fascinated with cool creatures and stranger-than-fiction real life. It wasn’t until I had been writing for kids for a few years that I realized I could combine my love with writing with my interest in science. With one child who loves only non-fiction, and one child that loves only fiction, I decided to combine both of these genres in my “”How to Survive”” series to satisfy both types of learners! I know I learn best when I’m being entertained, and that is what I aim for in my books. Besides for writing, I have an impractical (i.e. expensive) obsession with crafting, which equates to having a super chaotic basement that looks like an overstock warehouse for Hobby Lobby. Why just buy something when you can spend a ton of money and time making it, am I right??