Trudi Strain Trueit writes the kinds of books she loves to read; stories packed with adventure, mystery, friendship, and hope; stories that reminds us to forge our own path and be our own hero! She is the author of the top selling EXPLORER ACADEMY series (National Geographic), which was featured in Barnes and Noble's Best Books for Young Readers (2018) and Amazon's Editors' Gift Picks for Readers Grades 4 to 6. Her more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles for children also include MY TOP SECRET DARES & DON'TS, THE SISTER SOLUTION, STEALING POPULAR, and THE SECRETS OF A LAB RAT series. Born and raised in Seattle, WA she lives in the Northwest with her husband and four cats. And yes, Trudi Trueit IS her real name.