Keri Smith is a bestselling novelist, illustrator, and thinker who lives in New York City. Her books adopt a learn by doing approach and are being used in school curricula all around the world to encourage non-traditional exploratory approaches. She also teaches and leads seminars in North America using her non-traditional ways. Wreck This Diary, How to Be a World Explorer, This is Not a Book, Mess - A Handbook of Accidents and Errors, Finish This Book, and Pocket Scavenger are some of her books. She enjoys spending time with her two children, Tilden and Ida, as well as her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher.