Kathy-jo Wargin's mother used to let her pick between cleaning the dishes and composing a poem every night after supper when she was a little girl. She soon realized that if she became a writer, she wouldn't have to do any dishes. She's subsequently discovered that, despite having written more than twenty award-winning children's books, she still needs to do the dishes. Kathy-jo, her husband, and their son live in Minnesota. Visit Kathy Jowargin's website at www.kathy-jowargin.com.