Parker, Katie: - In second grade, Katie Parker wrote her first novel about a heartbroken tapeworm. Since then, she's published many (much better) nonfiction kid's books on topics ranging from astrophysics to zoology. When not researching all sorts of fun things, Katie can be found running, rescuing animals, or exploring outside. She shares her Connecticut home with her wonderful husband, three amazing kids, and their Elder Statesdog, Bocephus the Beautiful. Her first novel remains inexplicably unpublished.