Stephanie Mulligan grew up in a beautiful village in western Maine. She graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with her B.S. in Elementary Education and a concentration in English. She founded the publishing company McSea Books after teaching middle school. She encourages young readers to explore the relationship between education and the great outdoors. Stephanie lives in Maine with her husband and their darling children. Steph is the author of How to Catch a Keeper and How to Tap a Maple. Her next book is Just a Kid from Maine which she co-wrote with her husband Matt Mulligan.