Barbara Hines has enjoyed writing stories from a very young age. She earned her B.A. in Journalism/English from Pace University in New York, then went on to write professionally for magazines and newspapers. She now writes full-time from her home Westchester County, where she lives with her husband and children. Barbara loves connecting kids with the natural world, which she feels is restorative, life-affirming, and downright fun. She feels nature has many important lessons to teach. This is her first picture book for children.