Carrie Tillotson, a former biostatistician by day, turns her zest for fun, play, science, and nature into children’s books by night. Her debut picture book, Counting to Bananas, comes out with Philomel in Spring 2022. You can find her other work in Muse and Ask magazines, and in forthcoming issues of SCBWI’s Bulletin, and Highlights High Five. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is represented by Tracy Marchini at BookEnds Literary Agency. Living near a wetland, she encounters as many birds, squirrels, raccoons, deer, and skunks as you can imagine in the middle of a city. Find her on twitter at @carrietillotson.