Darcy Pattison (www.darcypattison.com) wanted to be an astronaut as a kid. Instead, in this chapter book, she writes about space. Her middle grade works include SAUCY AND BUBBA: A Hansel and Gretel Story, THE GIRL, THE GYPSY AND THE GARGOYLE, and VAGABONDS, which have been translated into nine languages. ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA: The Real Tale of an Orphaned Cub (Mims House), WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS (Mims House), a Starred Review in Publishers Weekly; DESERT BATHS (Sylvan Dell), an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2013; and PRAIRIE STORMS (Sylvan Dell) are some of the most recent nature books for children. Start Your Novel, How to Write a Children's Picture Book, and The Book Trailer Handbook are some of the other resources for writers. Darcy Pattison won the Arkansas Governor's Arts Awards in 2007 for her contributions to children's literature.