Jennifer K. Mann was an architect before turning to children's books full time. She is the creator of the picture books Josie's Lost Tooth, Sam and Jump, Two Speckled Eggs, and I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs Benson's Blackboard. She and her family spend a week camping with friends every summer, always at the same campsite in a beautiful national park. They pack their rickety pick-up truck full of gear and dogs, put an old canoe on the roof, and spend the week hiking, exploring, swimming, paddling, cooking outside, telling stories, and sleeping in tents. Jennifer K. Mann lives on an island near Seattle, USA, with her husband, children, cats, dogs, and chickens.