Katy L. Wood is an author and illustrator who lives in varying areas of Colorado with her two cats, Rumble and Rebel. She is the oldest daughter of the youngest son of a huge Colorado family that has been in the state for generations, and she has always been fascinated by the history and dynamics of people in the Colorado Rockies.
The majority of her childhood was being handed a bear-whistle, pushed out the door into the forest, and told to be back for dinner. Occasionally she would have cousins with her, occasionally she’d be alone. There were many adventures to creepy abandoned trailers with bones in the front yard (which she learned as an adult were not actually abandoned, making them ten times creepier), up creeks while making rudimentary maps, and into old mine shafts. Honestly, it is probably a miracle she survived to adulthood. She is now taking bets on if she'll make it to middle-age, given that her habits have not changed the slightest.