Katie Slivensky is the critically acclaimed author of two action-packed middle grade sci-fi novels (The Countdown Conspiracy and The Seismic Seven), an upcoming middle grade non-fiction pop-sci book (Smaller: The Search for Subatomic Particles), and an upcoming picture book inspired by natural history (This Wolf Was Different). She is a professional science educator and enthusiast who has worked in zoos and museums since age 11. Her love of learning has resulted in a lifetime of adventures, including helping separate fighting rhinos, falling down a cliff in search of fossils, flying an astronaut through the solar system (the astronaut was real, the solar system was a simulation), raising a stranded baby mouse, creating million-volt lightning bolts, and handling feisty alligators. She is a firm believer that science and adventure are for everyone, and that kids have a lot to teach adults about how to save the world.
Katie grew up in Michigan and currently lives just outside Boston with her family, including her dear little cat, Darwin. She has science degrees from the University of Michigan and Stony Brook University. She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.