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    About our Author
    Mari Schuh
    Mari Schuh is the author of more than 300 nonfiction books for beginning readers, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She lives with her husband in her hometown of Fairmont, Minnesota, where she continues her lifelong streak of never baking a cake of any kind.
    5 questions for Mari Schuh
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    “Our habits shape our existence, and our future. If we change our habits, we change our lives.” Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Michael Pollan, Naoko Stoop, Molly Idle.
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I love learning and sharing information. I have also worked as a journalist, which gave me the opportunity to research new topics and explain complex ideas in a simpler way. Those skills have transferred well to writing children’s books.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Read and write as much as you can. Practice leads to improvement. Be curious about the world. There are so many exciting things to learn!