Joyce Masongsong-Ray is an author/illustrator currently living in Northern California. Previously, she was a toy and activity book designer, a fifth-grade teacher, and a middle school animation instructor. These days, she writes chapter books, paints pictures of chickens, makes her two kids do their homework, and teaches elementary school science. You can find her at odd hours in the garage, inventing new ways to propel objects with baking soda explosions. Visit online at www.joycemasongsongray.com and on Twitter: @thejoyciecat .