Angela Modany is an associate editor at National Geographic Kids Books. She started at National Geographic Kids as an editorial intern from American University. In her current position she focuses on reference titles, including atlases and the best-selling National Geographic Kids Almanac. Modany published her first book, Leia and the Big Bone, when she was three years old. The book was edited by her dad, printed on the back of scratch paper, and bound by three staples.