Kate Coombs has written four picture books and two middle grade novels as well as a poetry collection, Water Sings Blue, that won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. Her most recent books are The Tooth Fairy Wars and a Pride and Prejudice-themed parody of Goodnight Moon called Goodnight Mr. Darcy (both 2014). A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college in Los Angeles, Kate now lives in Utah, where she is curriculum director for Gibbs Smith Education. She is embarrassed to admit that she does not ski. Instead she is on an endless quest to plant things in her garden that the deer won’t eat.