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.

Artemis has extensive experience working with elementary students, and has Massachusetts teaching certifications for grades 1-8 science and 8-12 biology. She is happy to incorporate science curriculum in with author talks.





Fun Facts:

  • 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.