Photo by Catie Stephens, VueFinder Photography

Cindy Jenson-Elliott is the author of 17 books of nonfiction and over 800 articles, educational passages and poems.​ She lives in southern California with her family of one husband, two children, three chickens, and countless unintentional guests -- wild creatures of home and garden.

When she is not writing, she is teaching science and writing in schools, gardens, nearby nature areas and schoolyards. If you've looked and cannot find her, she might be swimming in the ocean, biking, hiking or walking, gardening or just digging in the dirt -- getting to know her neighbors, whether they are humans, animals or plants.