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Nancy Roe Pimm

Nancy Roe Pimm is an award-winning author of fun nonfiction books and several magazine articles. Her books, Indy 500: The Inside Track and The Heart of the Beast: Eight Great Gorilla Stories,were both Junior Library Guild selections. Information about Nancy’s books and details about her author visit programs for schools and libraries can be found at

Dr. John E. Becker

Dr. John E. Becker is an award-winning author of twenty-eight books and numerous magazine articles. His book, Wild Cats: Past & Present, was named to VOYA’s (Voice of Youth Advocates) Nonfiction Honor List in 2008.
Dr. Becker’s other books for children include Mugambi’s Journey, a fictional picture book for young readers and fifteen books in his nonfiction Returning Wildlife series.
He also worked for many years in the field of wildlife conservation as Executive Director of the International Society for Endangered Cats.
Now a full-time author living in Delaware, Ohio, John also teaches writing at the Thurber Writing Academy in Columbus, Ohio.
Information about his books and details about his author visit programs for schools and libraries can be found at

Linda Stanek

Linda Stanek was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and has always loved visiting the zoo. She spends her time taming stray cats and corralling words into stories and books—both fiction and nonfiction. She also writes for magazines, e-zines, and non-profit organizations and writes teacher’s guides for award-winning children’s books.
Linda has a B.A. degree in elementary education from The Ohio State University. She lives in Columbus with her three cats, Frankie (named after a Columbus Crew soccer player), Chloe (just because she likes the name), and Cubby (named after the Chicago Cubs baseball team). Beco’s Big Year is her second book.
Linda loves to visit schools and do presentations. To find out more about her and her programs, go to her Web site at: