Award-winning author Ginny Rorby holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Miami and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She is the author of How to Speak Dolphin, which Booklist described as "perfect for readers looking for a book about animals in captivity or tweens making a difference." She is also the author of Hurt Go Happy, a Schneider Family Book Award winner, and others. Rorby is co-director of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, now in its 15th year. She lives in Fort Bragg, California.