Robin Koontz has been writing and illustrating books for children since 1986. Her publications include activity and novelty books, early readers, picture books, nonfiction for all ages, short stories for middle-grade readers, magazine articles, and classroom supplemental materials. One of her books, LEAPS AND CREEPS, was a finalist for the 2012 Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award.
Robin spends her working hours writing about whatever she finds interesting, which is just about everything. This past spring and summer she worked on books about robotics, poop energy, and space. Her latest published titles are about Hurricane Katrina, entomologists, marine biologists, volcanologists, sinkholes, tsunamis, Africa, and fun things to do in Missouri. Robin also writes blogs for herself and her partner, Wildcat Man, who is co-author of Building a Small Cable Suspension Bridge. They live in the wilds of western Oregon.