Pronunciation: AR-teh-miss RARE-rig
Artemis grew up in Western Massachusetts, and spent summers on Cape Cod (inspiration for Are Pirates Polite?), where she worked at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the setting for Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? After graduating from Skidmore College, she received her master’s degree from the Organismic & Evolutionary Biology program at the University of Massachusetts. She continues to research invasive insects in the Elkinton Lab. Her work there inspired Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Amazing Insect facts. She is a current member of SCBWI, and is working on her first YA novel.
- My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
- I have four pet tarantulas.
- I have been playing the violin since I was four and a half.
- I didn’t go on an airplane until I was 18.