Christy Peterson

Christy Peterson is a children’s science and technology writer based in Vancouver, Washington. She has written more than 30 books and articles for young readers.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

I loved the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and reread them every year.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Some days are like that. Even in Australia.”—Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Author: Robin McKinley, Author: Ursula Vernon, Illustrator: Steve Jenkins

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I like to write, and I want to learn about everything.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Read everything! Look for opportunities to write. Share your work.