Former teacher Laura Purdie Salas is the award-winning author of more than 125 books for children, including If You Were the Moon, A Rock Can Be, and Water Can Be (Millbrook Press). Laura grew up in Florida but likes Minnesota more! She is always up for an adventure and loves to explore new places. Laura also enjoys working with young writers through school visits and young authors' conferences. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit Laura at laurasalas.com.