Melissa Higgins writes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Her nearly 30 nonfiction titles range from science and technology to history and biographies. While her wide array of topics reflects her varied interests, she especially enjoys writing about admirable behavior. She was drawn to Reckless' story because it proves animals can be heroic too. Before becoming a full-time writer, Ms. Higgins worked as a school counselor. When she's not writing, she enjoys hiking and taking photographs in the Arizona desert where she lives with her husband.