Ken McMurtry was born in Oklahoma. He attended colleges in California, Iowa, and Vermont. He has written several young adult adventure novels and two non-fiction books. Ken loves reading, telling stories, traveling, and spending time with his family. In the past, he and his family have lived in Ireland, Spain, Italy, and Greece. When not imagining exciting adventures, Ken likes to cook, watch sporting events, exercise, and take power naps. He now lives in Vermont with his wife Polly and their two lovely goat girls, Phoebe and Persephone.