Kate Allen Fox is a children’s author from Southern California. After a career as a public health professional, she combined her passions for research and writing and began writing picture books about science and nature. Her debut picture book, Pando, A Living Wonder of Trees, was published by Capstone in 2021 and named one of the best books of the year by School Library Journal and Chicago Public Library. Her second picture book is scheduled to be published in 2023. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The New York Times and McSweeney’s. In addition to being a writer, Kate is a speaker, freelance editor, arts educator, and homeschooler.