Kristyn Crow, author of ZOMBELINA, loves to use rhythm, rhyme, and repetition to make reading snappy and fun. Her first book, COOL DADDY RAT (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), received starred reviews and was named a “Blue Ribbon Book” for 2008 by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Other titles include BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP (HarperCollins), THE MIDDLE-CHILD BLUES (Putnam), and SKELETON CAT. Kristyn enjoys visiting elementary schools, where she directs eager young readers in a “swamp rhythm symphony” using a variety of percussion instruments. She teaches rhythm in verse to help improve reading skills.

Kristyn is the mother of seven wonderfully creative children, and is married to a policeman, who doubles as a mad scientist/inventor.