Author Karen Tomsovic lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she stares out her kitchen window thinking up new ways to describe the clouds. Her two pet parrots (aka "permanent toddlers"), Teddy and Daisy, interrupt her as often as possible. Like her owner, Daisy loves to devour a good book, but she does so in a more literal sense. Teddy makes a great muse. He thinks Karen should have a bird in every book. Karen says she'll try.