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.