DOROTHY HINSHAW PATENT has written more than140 books-mostly nonfiction and photo-essays for children-including When the Wolves Returned, an ALA Notable Children's Book, The Right Dog for the Job, which earned a starred review from School Library Journal, Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance, an IRA/CBC Childrens' Choice Book, and Dogs on Duty, an ALA Notable Children’s Book and Charlotte Award winner. She has received many awards, including the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for Nonfiction and the 2014 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award For Exemplary Advocation of Biodiversity Through the Authorship of Children’s Science Literature.

Dorothy is a board member of iNK Think Tank an organization devoted to helping children learn to love reading through nonfiction trade books (www.iNKThinkTank.com and www.nonfictionminute.org ).

Dorothy and her husband, food writer Greg, lived on the edge of the forest in Missoula, MT for more than 40 years, where they raised their two sons, David and Jason. They are now enjoying life on the island of Kaua’i. Learn more about her at www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com.