Erica Richardson is the author of middle-grade books and young adult books. She writes the middle-grade fantasy series The Cottonwood Chronicles, starring her crested gecko, Luna. She also passionately writes books about mental-health themes, including her books Lisa's Ugly Glasses, a middle-grade book about social anxiety, and Peregrine: a novella, a young adult book about living with schizophrenia. She emphasizes literature that is clean. Her middle-grade books are perfect for young readers, written to get kids excited about the world of reading while stretching their vocabularies. She is married to her best friend, Seth, and together they have three beautiful children. Erica enjoys a variety of activities, including everything from walking the neighbor dog, caring for her gecko and rabbits, and playing the tuba. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family.