Laura Rader lives in a canyon cottage in Sierra Madre, CA. Grapefruit and lemon trees grow right outside her window. Visits from local wildlife such as deer, hummingbirds and coyote are part of canyon life. Occasionally, bears will pass through! Farmers' markets are always on her "to do" list. Laura is the author and/or illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including When Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho! and Santa's New Suit, which was praised in a starred review in Publishers Weekly as a "holiday outing [with] plenty of panache."