Nancy Furstinger: Nancy Furstinger is the author of nearly 100 books, including many on her favorite topic: animals! She started her writing career in third grade, when a play she wrote was performed by her class. Since then, Nancy has been a feature writer for a daily newspaper, a managing editor of trade and consumer magazines, and an editor at two children's book publishing houses. She shares her home with 3 rescued dogs (including Jolly--the real Maggie) and 6 rescued house rabbits, and volunteers and fosters pets for several animal organizations. Joe Hyatt's portraits of dogs are in collections around the country. He and his wife have rescued dogs for the past serveral years.