Kristen Tracy has written twelve novels for young adults and young readers, including Lost It, Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus, Too Cool for This School, Hung Up, and Project UnPopular. She grew up in a small town in Idaho, near Yellowstone Park, where she learned a tremendous amount about bears. She has an M.A. in American Literature from Brigham Young University, an M.F.A. in poetry from Vermont College, and a Ph.D. in English from Western Michigan University. At one time in her life she was a college professor and aerobics instructor. At another time she was a volunteer gardener on Alcatraz and aspiring bird docent. Now she makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband Brian Evenson and their young son.