Kate Messner

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Snow, The Next President, and How to Write a Story; novels like The Seventh Wish, Breakout, and Chirp; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series, and the Ranger in Time historical adventures; as well as works of nonfiction, including Insect Superpowers, Tracking Pythons and the History Smashers series. Before becoming a full time writer, Kate was a TV journalist and National Board certified middle school English teacher. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is trying to summit all 46 Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines.