Jo Marshall lives in the Pacific Northwest near volcanoes, rainforests, prairies, and coastal wetlands. She is concerned about climate change impacting the wildlife and forests in this region, and so her timely, eco literature novels describe this transforming natural world to young readers by means of fantastic adventures about impish, stick creatures called Twigs. Jo spent seven years as a volunteer literacy tutor for elementary school children in Snohomish, Washington. In 1986, she earned a B.A. in German Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, and from 1984-1987 she worked as a liaison between the military and international diplomatic communities in West Berlin. In the D.C. area from 1999 to 2006, Jo worked in litigation for two nonprofit organizations as the Legal Assistant to their General Counsels - the Paralyzed Veterans of America and Oceana. Jo enjoys mysteries, puzzles, and Big Band era music. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, Read A Book Make A Difference, and many conservation nonprofits. Jo resides in Snohomish, Washington with her family.see more