Katherine Hannigan is the author of Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
.She grew up in western New York with a mom, a dad, two boisterous brothers, an array of stray dogs and cats, and some rodents that usually
remained caged.She has undergraduate degrees in mathematics, education, and painting, and a graduate degree in studio art.She has worked as an education coordinator for Head Start and, most recently, as an assistant professor of art and design.She now lives in a tiny town in northeastern Iowa that’s surrounded by woods and hills and fields.Lulu the cat, a character in Ida B
, lives there, too, along with her feline stepbrothers Mackie, Norbert, and Winston.