Jessica Lee Anderson is the author of Trudy (winner of the 2005 Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature), Border Crossing (2009 Quick Picks Nomination), as well as Calli (2011 YALSA’s Readers’ Choice Booklist Nomination). She’s published two nonfiction readers, as well as fiction and nonfiction for a variety of magazines, including Highlights for Children. Jessica graduated from Hollins University with a master of arts in children’s literature, and instructed at the Institute of Children’s Literature for five years. She currently teaches a graduate course in writing for children at St. Edward’s University and is a member of the Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels. Jessica lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and two crazy dogs.