Nancy Furstinger has been speaking up for animals since she learned to talk–and she hasn’t shut up yet. Nancy volunteers for an assortment of humane societies and rescue groups, and she has been a vegetarian since the age of 16. She is also the author of more than 100 books, including many on her favorite topic: animals! She started her writing career in third grade, and since then has been the 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 in New York with big dogs and house rabbits (all rescued), volunteers and fosters pets for several animal organizations, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Visit her website at www.nancyfurstinger.com.