Author/illustrator Marcie Chambers Cuff is the creator of Mossy, the award-winning website devoted to families who share a love of slowing down, simplifying, getting dirty, and finding hands-on collections to art and nature. With an M.A. in Secondary Science teaching and a background in evolutionary biology and studio art, her professional experience is a mix of studio art and the natural sciences. She has lived as an organic lettuce farmer, a tropical rainforest field technician, an Alaskan tent-dwelling graduate student, a stuffed animal designer, a Manhattan high school biology teacher and an elementary school garden coordinator. Now a nature columnist for a regional newspaper The Hudson Independent, she lives just north of Manhattan with her husband and two young daughters.